KARACHI (PPI) Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Information and Archives Ms Sharmila Farooqui has underscored the need to tackle natural and human-made disasters through result-oriented policies based on environment conservation and human safety laws. Swift actions are needed to be taken to develop nature and human health in Pakistan. The world is facing larger natural and human-made disasters but Pakistan faces largest of them because of lack of awareness about environment laws among people and civil society organizations, Sharmila said in an interview to PPI in connection with the International Human Solidarity Day being observed on 20th December 2010. Sharmila said the poverty and illiteracy is also major factor in this regard, while We all must express solidarity with people affected by natural and human-made disasters and make a renewed commitment to save people, earth, oceans, rivers and other sources of nature on war-footing basis. She said the International Human Solidarity Day demands people in the world must remain in peace and safe from manmade disasters like bombings, collapse of substandard high rise buildings, plane crashes due to non-checking of faults, horrible traffic accidents, sea and smoke pollution etc. She asked the government, environment, non-governmental and civil society organizations to develop coordination among themselves and conserve biodiversity by launching gigantic projects of national development without any discrimination of caste, creed or color. Sharmila said natural calamities could not be tackled by an individual person, organization or government alone because of the fact that it requires collaborative efforts by all stakeholders of the society based on honesty and faith. The advisor said to get real development in the country, all departments must boost up coordination with each other for gaining the desired results of peace and prosperity. The environment and health departments are closely linked to each other in view of human health. For example, smoke pollution, which is an environment issue, also affects health of people in the big cities like Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Lahore and Islamabad. The smoke pollution causes various diseases like caner, so it is the need of hour to ensure strong collaboration between the health and environment departments, she said. The PPP government is making hectic efforts to provide clean water, quality education, better roads and adequate health facilities in rural and urban areas, she said. The advisor said the government had initiated various projects of electricity, water and health supplies to develop the environment and human health in the deserted area of Thar. Sharmila said: The Human Solidarity Day tells us to show the unity in diversity and also reminds governments to respect their commitments to international agreements, raise public awareness about the importance of solidarity, encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals including poverty eradication and take swift actions to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication. We must work to draw the attention of people and nations of the world towards promoting environment conservation and getting socio-economic development, which is only way to survive on this planet, she said. Sharmila asked the social and welfare organizations to come forward with concrete measures and join hands with the PPP government for developing local communities and conserving environment in urban and rural areas. She also asked the international environment and donor organizations to help Pakistan in safeguarding nature and human health. The PPP regime is committed to working with the international community to save nature and human health. The advisor informed Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable developing countries of the world to suffer from various possible natural disasters like drought, floods, cyclones and earthquakes, therefore, the government and civil society organizations need to devise their effective strategies to meet the challenges of possible natural disasters that could hit the country in the future.