Pakistan: National Disaster Management Act 2010 amended to cover women and children in catastrophes

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By Faizan Hashmi

The Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change unanimously amended the National Disaster Management (NDM) Act 2010 to make the law more comprehensive and gender responsive focusing women and children besides appropriate financial allocations for disaster tackling.

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Senator Mian Ateeq Shaikh believed that there was a need to renew our commitment to set up our efforts for the rehabilitation of flood affectees with special reference to women and children who were more vulnerable to these catastrophic situations.

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