National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy
Government of Pakistan
Ministry of Climate Change
National Disaster Management Authority 2013
The National Disaster Management Authority acknowledges its DRR Wing led by Mr. Ahmad Kamal (Member DRR), and his team members comprising of Mr. Muhammad Idrees Mehsud (Director DRR), Syed Sibt-e-Abbas Zaidi (Director DRR), Mr. Muhammad Ajmal Bhatti, PAS (Deputy Director DRR) and Mr. Abdul Latif (Assistant Director DRR) whose concerted efforts paved the way of formulation of the first ever policy on disaster risk reduction in Pakistan.
The dedicated team of international and national consultants (Ms Alexendra Galperin, Dr. Salman Humayyun and Syed Ahmed Ali) were the vital minds behind formulating different components of the policy document. Consultants alongwith members of NDMA team undertook necessary consultations with national and provincial stakeholders as well as all relevant state and not state actors involved in disaster management field.
Hats off for the support, facilitation and input provided by the relevant federal ministries and departments, particularly Planning Commission, Ministry of National Disaster Management (now M/o Climate Change), Ministry of Water & Power, Federal Flood Commission, Ministry of Defense, Pakistan Meteorological Department, SUPARCO, Geological Survey of Pakistan, ERRA, etc. Their invaluable suggestions and pertinent multi sectoral information made it possible for the policy to become a top notch recipe for resilient and sustainable development.