ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (APP): National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal Monday said the authority was working on developing a comprehensive and financially sustainable model of disaster management.
Addressing as the chief guest on the opening session of a training programme, which was organized by NDMA for the Disaster Management and Civil Defence Department officers of the Republic of Tajikistan, he said this training would prove to be an opening to the chain of future engagement between the two countries in the disaster management sector.
The nine-day long training programme for the Tajik officers has been divided into two components.
In first phase participants will undergo a five-day theoretical training course in Islamabad while in second phase they will participate in practical exercise at Punjab Emergency Services academy at Lahore along with Pakistan Rescue Teams of Punjab Emergency Services and Rescue Teams of Pakistan Army.
The NDMA chairman, welcoming the participants in the training, said Pakistan and Tajikistan had a shared past-cultural heritage and common future challenges.