A non-governmental organisation in collaboration with rescue and civil defence departments held a public talk on earthquake risk reduction at Jamia Masjid last week.
The session was held by Pakistan’s People-led Disaster Management Movement (PLDM) and attended by Rescue 1122, Pakistan Red Crescent Society and officials of the civil defence department and Edhi Foundation, said a press release.
Residents were informed by experts on what to do during an earthquake.
PLDM has also prepared a pamphlet describing the seismic danger that old Rawalpindi city faces.
It has also submitted an earthquake risk reduction plan for Rawalpindi to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2015.