Iinaugural Ceremony of Disaster Risk Reduction Programme

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Governor Shaukat-ullah has appreciated the steps undertaken by the Fata Disaster Management Authority to sensitise the people towards Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) management.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Disaster Risk Reduction Programme through education in Fata under the auspices of Fata Disaster Management Authority at Governor’s House on Friday, the governor said, “Keeping in view the situation we have been facing both in the province and Fata, there is a need to make constant efforts to ensure consistent support from all stakeholders and the local communities in particular.”

The humanitarian community, their donors and line departments must come up with steps on similar lines to meet this requirement of immediate nature as well, he remarked, adding, “Till now the communities are not so aware of the ground situations to the desired level.”

The governor said keeping in view the onset of manmade and natural disasters being a recurring subject in Pakistan, it indeed has had particular implications for both the province and Fata. Therefore, he added, it is imperative to focus on Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives by sensitising local communities.

Referring to the salient features of the programme highlighted by Arshad Khan on this occasion, the governor said, “The fact that the programme aims to incorporate DRR by establishing linkages between government institutions, local communities, the academia and humanitarian partners reflects a positive sign indeed.

Source: The news.