Emergency response cell set up

CHITRAL, Dec 21: The inaugural ceremony of the district emergency response cell and information centre was held at the DCO office here on Friday. The district administration while keeping the disaster management/response needs had prepared a concept paper for establishment of the district emergency response cell and information centre. This is a series of efforts to set up and bolster a disaster management authority for effective coordination among all stakeholders in case of an emergency. During the ceremony, handing and taking over of office equipment, furniture, first-aid boxes to the district administration was also held. The equipment were given to the DCO office by Focus Humanitarian Assistance. Other stakeholders were Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), BLOF project and Chitral Integrated Areas Development Program (CIADP). They all pledged to support the district administration in case of an emergency. DCO Rehmatullah Wazir on the occasion thanked the civil society organizations and asked them to work together to meet any calamity issues. He said Chitral was situated in the seismic red zone and we should prepare ourselves to meet any natural calamity to save human lives.]]>

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