Pakistan Focus expresses shock and grief over the high intensity earthquake that has hit parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. Devastation in terms of loss of life and property is likely to be colossal; it may take several days before the extent of damage could be quantified. Respective national disaster management efforts have already been launched. However, the extent of damage may be well beyond current national level disaster management capacities of the effected countries.
As initial hours are important in terms of saving lives, Pakistan Focus appeals to United Nations Secretary General to immediately mobilize and coordinate international Disaster Management effort to mitigate the loss of lives.