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Disaster Response Force Requirement for Pakistan

Arshad Ali, Razia Sharif, Salman Mulk



Specialized agencies have proved to be very effective in handling and managing the emergency situations in every walk of life whether in the field of medical emergency, transportation, academic institution, in airport, seaport or in nuclear facilities. Identified local training needs and corresponding implementation measures in the form of technical, trained and skilled people/manpower leads towards more sustainable, resilient and dynamic society, organization or community. Pakistan being prone to number of hazards as evidenced by the past decade, whereby Pakistan has witnessed catastrophic floods, droughts, landslides, avalanches, and tsunamis. Floods are more likely and the return time is almost each year till 2014. The helping role of Pakistani people in these disasters, though, was very good but to accomplish post-disaster early recovery and to support long-term strategies, a dedicated response force is required with all the heavy machinery, expertise and agility. In this term paper, I have presented the basic contours and formation of national disaster response force (NDRF) for Pakistan. In the background, I have studied, analyzed and compared the disaster response forces (and response setups) of three countries; Bangladesh, India homeland response force (HRF) USA and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency (working under the parent ship of US department of homeland security)) USA, and took guidance from their organizational structures, working principles and setups in the proposed model for making of NDRF Pakistan.


Keywords: Specialized agency, establishment, national disaster response force, Pakistan


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Razia Chaudhry, Arshad Ali, Salman Mulk. Disaster Response Force Requirement for Pakistan. Research & Reviews: Journal of Ecology. 2016; 5(2): 10–18p.

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