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Abstract

Nowadays, earthquakes take place everywhere in the world and wreak great havoc. While these disasters come unannounced and cause a great deal of panic, some countries are always better prepared than others to mitigate their catastrophic consequences. Many countries that lie on the seismic belts or that are constantly threatened by earthquakes have taken permanent measures to counter the dreadful outcome and reduce the immense loss of life and property. However, it does not imply that the countries not under direct threat by the natural calamity don''t take any preventive measures to lessen the ensuing pain and suffering. Not only that, but the countries that have a disaster management policy in place need to conduct rigorous audits to make sure that there is no embezzlement of funds, as happened in Pakistan''s case. In this case, the authors take a closer look at the underlying reasons behind Pakistan''s haphazard and rushed disaster management that, rather than helping the victims, resulted in a bigger disaster in itself.
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Abstract

Nowadays, earthquakes take place everywhere in the world and wreak great havoc. While these disasters come unannounced and cause a great deal of panic, some countries are always better prepared than others to mitigate their catastrophic consequences. Many countries that lie on the seismic belts or that are constantly threatened by earthquakes have taken permanent measures to counter the dreadful outcome and reduce the immense loss of life and property. However, it does not imply that the countries not under direct threat by the natural calamity don''t take any preventive measures to lessen the ensuing pain and suffering. Not only that, but the countries that have a disaster management policy in place need to conduct rigorous audits to make sure that there is no embezzlement of funds, as happened in Pakistan''s case. In this case, the authors take a closer look at the underlying reasons behind Pakistan''s haphazard and rushed disaster management that, rather than helping the victims, resulted in a bigger disaster in itself.

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