Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar said that 8th October 2005 horrible earthquake brought massive catastrophe and caused loss of thousands of precious lives. People could not forget massive destruction brought about owing to that horrible earthquake even after 14 years. Usman Buzdar in his message on the anniversary of earthquake martyrs of October 2005 said that we express our profound sympathies with the family members of deceased persons who lost their precious lives in that tragic horrible earthquake. By adopting effective preventive measures can reduce the risks of natural calamities, he added. Concerned departments will have to be equipped with modern training and technology in order to cope with natural calamities, he stressed. He said that Punjab Disaster Management Authority and Rescue 1122 have also been established on modern lines. PTI government deems its fundamental obligation to safeguard and protect lives of the people. Providing awareness to the general public is highly essential in order to deal with any untoward or natural calamity. Fruitful results can only be achieved by utilizing modern technology with regard to disaster management, he added. Effective response mechanism is essential in case of coping with any natural calamity and trained human resource plays a pivotal role in disaster management, he concluded.