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Natural hazards and disaster management in Pakistan

Khan, Himayatullah and Khan, Abuturab (2008): Natural hazards and disaster management in Pakistan.

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Abstract

The present study explains the various concepts used in disaster management. The concepts explained include: Disaster, Hazard, Vulnerability, Capacity, Risk and Disaster Management Cycle. In addition to the terminologies, the study also seeks to explain various types of disasters. It also gives a detail of various disasters occurred in Pakistan as well their management and mitigation strategies. The paper also discusses disaster management policy at national level as well as disaster management and national plans in Pakistan.

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