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October 8 reminds us need for better preparedness against disasters: Shafqat Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Monday said that October 08 reminded us of the need to ceaselessly work for better preparedness against natural disasters. “We observe this day not only to pay homage to our people who unfortunately lost their lives in disasters, but also to those who relentlessly extended helping hand to the affectees," he said while addressing the audience as the chief guest at an event held to commemorate the victims of the past disasters on the…

National Resilience Day being observed today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is observing National Resilience Day on Monday to express solidarity and sympathy with families who suffered natural calamities. It reminds Pakistan of the devastating earthquake of 2005 that wreaked havoc in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of the country by causing immense damages to life, property and infrastructure. "People of Pakistan have exhibited courage, selflessness, spirit of sacrifice and resilience to withstand the testing times despite being hit by multiple…