A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF NATURAL DISASTERS, RECENT TRENDS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS IN PAKISTAN AND BORDERING COUNTRIES: A REVIEW
Journal: Earth Sciences Pakistan (ESP)
Author: Sana Ullah
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In the last several years, Pakistan has faced great challenges and serious threat from extensive natural disasters such as earthquake, landslide and flood. Different disaster management strategies, policies and technological based systems have been utilized in disaster, pre-disaster and post disaster to diminish its effects on surrounding and human life. The analysis of disaster pattern plays vital role in crisis management, disaster response and evacuation planning. It increases public awareness about disasters and also improve both planning and investigation. In this study, different disasters (Earthquake, flood and landslide) are analyzed and observed historical record of sixteen years (2000-2016) in Pakistan and also focus on comparative study of these disasters with their neighbor countries. The occurrences of different disasters and their impacts on human life have been analyzed. Secondary objective is the comparative analysis of different disasters, their occurrence, death and total affected victim of Pakistan with their neighbor countries. The analyzed outcome patterns can be helpful in pre disaster, disaster and post-disaster activities to trim down lives losses, economical losses and damages due to the occurrences of disasters.