'Does it have to take a hat-trick of floods for the citizens and government to realise that lightning can and does strike at the same place more than twice in Pakistan?' asks the Business Recorder, recalling the recurrence of last year's floods. 'While the realisation may be hitting in, theres still a lot that needs to be done...In particular, disaster management has to imply a required policy choice on a regular basis, a proactive rather than reactive approach.'
Reporting on progress made since the NDMA was established in 2006, the authors call for increased efforts towards better disaster risk management to prepare communities and disaster management institutions to tackle and prepare for a crisis even before it happens.
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