National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Omar Mehmood Hayat Tuesday said that Pakistan was taking every possible measure to strengthen its disaster management mechanism.
The chairman expressed these views during a meeting with Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo.
“Mutual cooperation between the two countries in this all important sector of sustainable development can be beneficial to both Italy and Pakistan,” he said.
During the meeting, areas of mutual interest and cooperation in the field of disaster management and hazards mitigation came under discussion.
The ambassador apprised the NDMA Chairman about the areas of cooperation between Pakistan and Italy in various sectors and friendly relations the two countries were enjoying.
The NDMA Chairman said that Pakistan had learnt a lot from the recurring natural disasters during past two decades. “We can benefit from each other’s experience in disaster management,” he added.
Reporter. Measures being taken to strengthen disaster management. Pakistan Observer, September 12, 2017.