Book on 2011 Sindh Floods Set for Launch in Karachi

Devastating floods of 2010 and Monsoon Rains of 2011 have completely changed the landscape of Sindh. There was a need to document the issues, reasons, impact and repercussions of these disasters. What monsoon rains 2011 and subsequently the calamity of floods have done to the socio- cultural and economic landscape of Sindh is very well explained in the essays, articles, news analysis, blogs, interviews and comments compiled in this book.

Foreword of the book is written by renowned development practitioner and scholar Arif Hasan. Publication of book is supported by HANDS. 350 pages book is published by Sindhica Academy Karachi. Book will be launched on January 14th, 2012 in Karachi.

Contributors of the book are Najma Sadeque, Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Javed Jabbar, Sherry Rehman, Dr. Manzur Ejaz, Zofeen T. Ebrahim Dr. Sono Khangharani, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Ayaz Amir, Huma Yusuf, Ayesha Hasan, Rina Saeed Khan, Erum Haider, Azhar Lashari, Mohiuddin Aazim, Neva Khan, Noreen Haider, Ardeshir Cowasjee, Mishael Ali Khan, Afshan Subohi, Afia Salam, Sana Syed, Allison Zelkowitz, Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed, BZU, Shaista Aziz, Farooq Tirmizi, Jamil Junejo, Farooq Abbasi, Nasir Ali Panhwar, Syed R. Ali, Nasir Ali, Shaista Aziz, Mohammad Hussain Khan, Anam Tanveer, Murtaza Razvi, B.Khan, Salman Shah Jilani, Arshed Rafiq, Naseer Memon, Usman Qazi, Jawed Ali, Khan, Shahzad Raza, Ali K Chishti, Nuzhat Saadia Siddiqui, Salman latif, Naureen Aqueel, Amar Guriro, Faris Islam, Tahir Hasnain and Zulfiqar Halepoto

In this compilation, I have tried to collect a wide range of literature written on the different aspects of recent monsoon rains 2011 in Sindh, so that there should be a quality document available for the future use of researchers, development practitioners, organisations and scholars working on disaster related issues. This will also be helpful for a common reader to understand the causes of the disaster. I am of the view that documentation is a must to the past for the best planning for future. So this book is a humble effort to document the stories of worst disaster of contemporary history of Sindh and Pakistan.

Each contributor to this work has something outstanding to share. This compilation based on selected writings volunteers and offers a vision and strategies to the policy and decision makers and development sector working in Pakistan, to seriously review the lessons learnt from floods 2011 and do something to secure Sindh and rest of the disaster prone areas of Pakistan from any future threat.

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