KARACHI: Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister (CM) for Information Barrister Wahab Murtaza stressed on the need to introduce a comprehensive plan to cope with natural calamities and guidelines for general public to minimize damages to life and properties during the days of emergency.While addressing a rally organised by Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) to mark the National Disaster Day, Barrister Wahab said that October 8 was not only a day to remember the earthquake victims but also a reminder for government and communities to take necessary measures for building a disaster resilient nation. He urged the media to play its role and raise awareness among the public by educating the citizens regarding disaster preparedness and emergency response.Barrister MurtazaWahab said that floods, torrential rains and droughts were major challenges faced by Sindh. Recalling the 2010 flooding, Barrister Wahab said that the Sindh government had made efforts to rescue millions of flood-hit residents from ten districts of the province. He said that the government had also successfully completed the rehabilitation process.Barrister Wahab shared that the provincial government was taking steps to transform Sindh PDMA into a well-equipped professional body so that quick and timely response could be initiated in case of any disaster to minimise the damage.Provincial advisor also remembered the victims of 2005 earthquake catastrophe and paid rich tributes to those who lost their lives and their families. Rehabilitation secretary also spoke on the occasion.During the rally, candles were lit in memory of the 2005 earthquake victims. The walk was attended by a large number of people from different walks of life.Published in Daily Times, October 9th 2018.