14th anniversary of October 8 earthquake being observed today

NNR/Badshah/Ghauri – October 08, 2019

The 14th anniversary to pay tributes to martyrs of catastrophic earthquake 2005 is being observed in Azad Kashmir today (Tuesday).

Today is public holiday.

One minute silence was observed at all District Headquarters at 8:54 am.

Quran Khwani, prayer ceremonies, documentaries show depicting events of miseries, pictorial exhibitions, awareness walks, candle vigils, seminars and speech contests will be held in all ten districts of the state.

Main Prayer Ceremony will be held at University Ground Muzaffarabad.

All stations of Azad Kashmir Radio are broadcasting documentaries and discussions on the observance of the day.

In his messages, President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that the observance of National Resilience Day is an occasion to evaluate and reiterate commitment at making greater preparedness to face natural calamities and by showing resolve for disaster risk reduction.

The President said Pakistan observed the Day to express solidarity and sympathy with families affected by natural calamities.

He also urged all the federal and provincial stakeholders to create synergies to ensure disaster risk reduction, preparedness, mitigation, and rehabilitation.

The President also paid tribute to the people of Pakistan who had exhibited courage, selflessness, spirit of sacrifice and resilience in the face of catastrophes.

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