This was clearly evident from the heavy toll on human life and property claimed by the earthquake that struck Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir on October 8, 2005 or the floods that began in July 2010, sweeping the country and affecting millions of lives.
Generous donations provided by individuals and local or foreign organizations facilitated first-aid and relief work in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. But long-term rehabilitation strategies is often not given due importance. As a result, affectees take longer, if at all, to revert back to normal life. Moreover, organized efforts to plan and mitigate future disasters in light of lessons learned remain negligible at best.