Monsoon rains and flash floods caused massive damage in terms of lives and materials across the country. thousands of houses, schools, hospitals, roads, bridges and highways are destroyed. Balochistan, Sindh and southern Punjab were hit hard but the devastation wasn’t much less in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), including scenic tourist sites. in in north.
When disasters like this happen, government takes up littleterm measures and provides financial help and assistance packages. Nonetheless need of the time has come to take concrete action and make cities and villages resilient to climate change.
A little of measures include empowerment of local governments take control of their respective areas, power building of disaster management mechanism to prevent huge losses by prioritizing development projects in vulnerabilities, rehabilitation of victims by implementing good waste management practices, by initiating urban planning based on on international standards and strict adherence with politicians.
If Pakistan does not take active action, it may face socio-economic, environmental and political upheavals in years ahead. Citizens by country should share this responsibility equally. They are need keep clean and take care of public infrastructure.
Published in Dawn, September 3, 2022