Five brothers washed away

It is heart-wrenching tragedy. Five brothers were trapped in flood stream in Kohistan for as many hours. Locals made several requests to authorities to send a helicopter to evacuate them but to no avail. They all died.

Shame on us. Sheer apathy, incompetence and indifference. Every life matters.

Unless we build local capacity to deal with disaster management, such tragedies shall keep recurring.

The Federal and Provincial Governments must stop political wrangling and deal with the massive challenges arising out of rains and flash floods. This is a calamity that calls for national unity and collective response.

Tariq Khosa
Director CGR
27 August 2022.