Srinagar: Government needs to equip police force with training and machinery to face the catastrophes in Jammu and Kashmir.
This was stated by London-based disaster response expert, Dr (Capt) Sohail Nasti
Kashmir-born Nasti also heads Mother Helpage World Wide (MHW) which works in 20 countries across the globe including India.
Dr Nasti specializes in disaster medicine and is known for his work during various disasters including Tsunami, Bam, Japan, Haiti, Pakistan floods and Syria.
Dr Nasti, who is presently working as the Operations Director for Narcotics Control Bureau in England, said in an email to Kashmir Reader that he favours training of J&K Police Department to tackle the recurring catastrophes which the state is known for.
“The state need not invest in developing a separate institution to tackle disasters. All the global disasters are successfully dealt by the military or the police,” he said while offering his services to the J&K government in developing the state police as a disaster preparedness group for which he is ready to provide training and equipment.