ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Awareness Day will be observed today Sunday to commemorate the victims of disastrous earthquake that hit the upper parts country on October 8, 2005.

The quake resulted in the death of thousands of people and injuries to many more besides heavy damage to the buildings in Azad Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of the country.

The day is big celebrated to pay homage to victims of the disaster and raise spirit of individual and group enrichment to face the challenges in the post disaster scenario.

In this connection, the National Disaster Management Authority is organizing various programs including flag march, cyclathon, awareness march and a public ceremony at Fatima Jinnah Park, Islamabad day. Special Dua will be offered and candle vigil and sky lanterns lighting will be held at the end of the programs in the evening.

Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz,  Senior Minister AJK Chaudhary Tariq Farooq.
Member of Legislative Assembly AJK Raja Javed Iqbal, President PML(N) United Kingdom Zubair Iqbal Kayani and Vice President Chaudhary Jahangir were also present in the meeting.