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Pakistan: National disaster management act 2010

This act declares the establishment of Pakistan's multi-tiered system for disaster management.

The act is divided into eleven sections: (i) section one defines the terms used in the act, such as 'disaster' and 'disaster management'; (ii) section two declares the establishment of the National Disaster Management Commission, and explains its structure and responsibilities; (iii) section three declares the establishment of a Provincial Disaster Management Commission for each province, and explains its structure and responsibilities; (iv) section four declares the establishment of a District Disaster Management Authority for each district, and explains its structure and responsibilities; (v) section five explains the various measure that the government is prepared to take for the purpose of disaster management; (vi) section six explains the functions of local authorities in terms of disaster management; (vii) section seven declares the establishment of the National Institute of Disaster Management, and explains the Institute's responsibilities in research and training; (viii) section eight declares the establishment of a National Disaster Response Force for more specialized management of disaster events; (ix) section nine explains how the sources of funding the government use finance the new disaster management projects; (x) section ten warns of the punishments for those who abuse the disaster management system; (xi) section eleven discusses other important factors of the disaster management projects, such as a policy against discrimination and a plan for developing an annual disaster management report.

Keywords

  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Economics of DRR, Governance, Information Management
  • Countries/Regions:Pakistan

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/32317

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