14th anniversary of October 8 earthquake being observed today
ISLAMABAD: The 14th anniversary to pay tributes to martyrs of catastrophic earthquake 2005 is being observed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. It’s public holiday today in the Himalayan valley.
One minute silence was observed at all District Headquarters at 8:54 am.
Quran Khwani, prayer ceremonies, documentaries show depicting events of miseries, pictorial exhibitions, awareness walks, candle vigils, seminars and speech contests will be held in all 10 districts of the state.
Main Prayer Ceremony will be held at University Ground Muzaffarabad.
In his messages, President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that the observance of National Resilience Day is an occasion to evaluate and reiterate commitment at making greater preparedness to face natural calamities and by showing resolve for disaster risk reduction.
The President said Pakistan observed the Day to express solidarity and sympathy with families affected by natural calamities.
He also urged all the federal and provincial stakeholders to create synergies to ensure disaster risk reduction, preparedness, mitigation, and rehabilitation.
The President also paid tribute to the people of Pakistan who had exhibited courage, selflessness, spirit of sacrifice and resilience in the face of catastrophes.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated that the Government would continue to adopt all possible measures for a disaster resilient Pakistan through more effective prevention, mitigation and preparedness.
The prime minister also paid homage to the victims of recent earthquake in Mirpur, Azad Jammu and expressed the resolve that they would continue to provide all possible support to the people in the affected areas till their complete rehabilitation.
Pakistan Navy distributes relief goods among quake victims in Azad Kashmir
Pakistan Navy has distributed relief goods amongst the victims of recent earthquake in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
A spokesperson of Pakistan Navy said the relief items including tents, clothes and ration were distributed amongst the affected people in Dhoke Jarar and Dhoke Gujjar.
The spokesperson said Pakistan Navy also established a free medical camp in Jatti area of Sindh province where the doctors provided treatment and medicines to about 1800 patients including the children.