12th Anniversary of Oct8, 2005 earthquack observed as National Disaster Awareness Day

ISLAMABAD:The 12th anniversary of devastating earthquake which caused massive destruction in Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was observed on Sunday as National Disaster Awareness Day under the theme “TAYAR PAKISTAN”.

The day dawned with special prayers for integrity and prosperity of Pakistan and early liberation of Indian occupied Kashmir.

Fateh Khawani and Quran Khawni were offered for thousands of martyrs who lost their lives in this catastrophe in Azad Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Collective prayers were held in all the quake-hit districts of Azad Kashmir.

This day was observed with the aim of creating awareness by spreading the message of resilience building, preparedness while highlighting anticipated hazards, threats and possible measures for reducing impact of such ricks.

Special events were held to pay homage to the victims of the disaster and raise spirit for facing the challenges in the post- disaster scenario.

National Disaster Management Authority had organised various programmes including flag march, cyclotrons, awareness march and a public ceremony at Fatima Jinnah Park, Islamabad.

Special prayers were offered and candle vigil and sky lanterns lighting were held at the end of the programs in the evening.