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Natural hazards and disaster management in Pakistan


  • Khan, Himayatullah
  • Khan, Abuturab


The present study explains the various concepts used in disaster management. The concepts explained include: Disaster, Hazard, Vulnerability, Capacity, Risk and Disaster Management Cycle. In addition to the terminologies, the study also seeks to explain various types of disasters. It also gives a detail of various disasters occurred in Pakistan as well their management and mitigation strategies. The paper also discusses disaster management policy at national level as well as disaster management and national plans in Pakistan.

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  • Khan, Himayatullah & Khan, Abuturab, 2008. "Natural hazards and disaster management in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 11052, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11052

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    1. Ameer Hyder & Nasir Iqbal, 2016. "Socio-Economic Losses of Flood and Household’s Coping Strategies: Evidence from Flood Prone District of Pakistan," PIDE-Working Papers 2016:142, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.

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    Natural Hazards; Disaster Management; Pakistan;

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    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • I00 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General - - - General
    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General

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