The Federal Government supplied funds in 2007 for establishing NDMA to offer aid and rescue to residents of this nation who’re victims of pure or man-made disasters. Unfortunately, this top-heavy group, together with hundreds of different state workers each civil and uniformed, posted there, failed in the latest such disasters that occurred in Murree the place 23 residents, died stranded on a snow-covered street in a habited space.
All state-funded organisations at hill stations are outfitted with instruments and paraphernalia required to deal with snowfall, rains, landslides and tree uprooting and so forth. that happen yearly. Instead of elevating the executive setup of Murree, aside from escalating administrative expenditure, it is going to serve no different goal. What is required is to recruit personnel certified and skilled in search and rescue operations related to the native Fire Brigade and different such departments. The report fails to determine whether or not the two km street adjoining to Kuldina, was beneath the executive jurisdiction of civil administration or cantonment government board.
It was an avoidable tragedy if all organisations had coordinated. The snow eradicating tools existed however was both unserviceable or didn’t have gas and drivers required to function them. The NDMA was established to formulate insurance policies for disaster administration. Rescue and Relief Operations are specialised abilities. An audit should be carried out. Unless these accountable for felony negligence are given exemplary punishments, dismissed from service, adopted by imprisonment after a judicial course of, such disasters will proceed to happen.
ALI MALIK TARIQ,