Islamabad, Pakistan, October 2006 – The Pakistan government has constituted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to co-ordinate disaster management throughout the country.
The NDMA has come into being one year after the devastating earthquake in the country’s north that killed more than 73,000 people. The authority will be formalised through a piece of legislation.
Speaking at a function, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said the NDMA would play its role in any disaster situation. He said the authority would not only co-ordinate activities to deal with consequences of any disaster but also keep liaison with the donors.