This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Catastrophe Of Floods Essay

599 words - 3 pages

Monday, 12 Sep 2011

‘9/11 still traumatises us’

News Comments (0)
SALAHUDIN SAFDAR 23 hours ago | Comments (0)
LAHORE - On the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the world remembered the names of 2,749 people, who lost their lives to a terrorist attack that eradicated them from the world, but there are several unremembered others who have been suffering from the aftermath of 9/11.
According to recent studies, it has been found that terrorist incidents in the last decade have drastically affected the people living in countries that were made into battlefields after 9/11. Along with the economical and political losses that these countries had to face, the residents of these countries had to undergo massive psychological trauma as well. Pakistan, although allied with the United State regarding the war on terror, has seen many such events in the past decade which, ...view middle of the document...

The Director of The Psychiatric Clinic and Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Dr Unaiza Niaz says that the feelings of insecurity, anxiety, anger, resentment and depression have increased manifold among Pakistanis after the country was victimised. Dr Niaz said that PSTD and other anxiety disorders were prevalent in the people of the countries that were targeted by terrorist activities after 9/11. Many researches had been published in international research journals regarding 9/11, but the psychological traumas caused by terrorism had not been a focus of any study in Pakistan. She said that these incidents produced certain hormones in the human body . Owing to these incidents, the patient had to deal with anxiety, depression and traumas. These hormonal effects were genetically transmitted and she called such a transmission, ‘transgenerational transmission of trauma’.
In her recently published book ‘War, Insurgencies and Terrorist Attacks: A psychosocial perspective from Muslim World’, she explained the same phenomenon. She wrote that terrorist attacks had seriously affected the quality of life of an average Pakistani. There was a definite increase in the anxiety disorders and panic attacks and a general increase in mood disorders in the Pakistani residents, particularly of larger cities such as Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Several cases of both acute and chronic PTSD had been witnessed by the authors in the suburbs of Karachi. Approximately three patients in a month refer themselves, or were referred by the families, for symptoms of PTSD.
Speaking about the causes of deteriorated interpersonal relationships, she said our suspicions had brought us to a point were we did not to trust each other. Who was Pakistan’s enemy and who was a friend, was a dilemma that faced every Pakistani, she added.
She said that children did not find a normal environment to settle their minds in and these incidents were affecting them tremendously. Dr Niaz said that religion was a binding force of society but unfortunately it was divided in many sects in our case and sectarian violence also added to the psychological predicament and religion needed to be left out of politics.

Other Essays Like Catastrophe of Floods

Does Natural Disaster Only Harm Humankind?

2008 words - 9 pages development. Natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and storms are indeed fatal to human life, but it is also important for humans to reflect on themselves, respect of nature, and see the potential positive impacts that natural disaster has provided to us. Natural disasters inevitably cause injuries, property damage, and economic disruptions for human society. Instead of being resentful about natural disasters, humans should respect nature

Power Crises in Pakistan Essay

3429 words - 14 pages this could increase the frequency of floods in the short run and increase water shortages in the long term by reducing river flows in South Asia. Furthermore, according to the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, given the sensitivity of existing seeds to heat, global warming could result in a 30 per cent reduction in the food crops. . Science and empirical evidence make clear that existing water


2930 words - 12 pages the latter sense it may be qualified as anthropogenic change of climate, more generally known as "global warming" or "Anthropogenic Global Warming" (AGW). 2. Presently this rapid climate change has become the major catastrophe and the greatest threat of the 21st century. No nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change. Appreciating the consequences, many a times heads of frontier states, Heads of

English Text High School

5348 words - 22 pages years the amount of warming could be as low as 1 to 1.5 degrees Celsius, but it could be as high as 5 degrees. However, the attitude of scientists towards this rise is completely different. On the one hand, Dr Foster thinks that the trend which increases the temperature by 5 degrees would be a catastrophe. She says, "We can't predict the climate well enough to know what to expect, but it could be very serious." Others who agree with

Allianz Evaluation

3605 words - 15 pages done. Firstly, catastrophe-related losses rose to over USD 100bn in 2011, twice the 2010 level. Various cataclysmic occasions, like the hurricane Sandy that hit the USA at the end of October 2012 often create shocks in the industry, lowering profits. Major floods in New Zealand, Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis and storms in Europe are only a few of the natural disasters threatening the economic progress of insurance companies like Allianz

Information Security In Business Organizations

3793 words - 16 pages check data inputs to minimize such errors. Typically checks include whether a number is within a specified range and whether an item is a member of a list. Unfortunately, checks such as these miss many errors.(5). Damage to Physical FacilitiesPhysical facilities and equipment may be vulnerable to a wide range of environment threats and external events. In the last few years, computer facilities have been damaged by fires, floods, earthquakes. Damage

Global Warming Is It Real

2739 words - 11 pages tax forcing the price of electricity to double, oil prices to triple and the price of coal to quintuple. One would have to ask the question, is this necessary? Are we as a people truly facing catastrophe opposers would definitely say “NO”. The opposers say there is not enough solid scientific evidence to support the theory that earths is warming because of greenhouse gasses. To understand the political history of global warming one must

Building a Resilient Supply Chain

5709 words - 23 pages only internal trends have contributed to the fragility of the supply chains. External challenges during the last decade such as the fuel crisis, mouth disease, SARS and natural disasters (floods, hurricanes ex. Sandy, earthquakes) have exposed supply chain vulnerability. In 2012, there were 905 natural disasters (93% of which were weather related catastrophes). Overall costs amounted to US$170 billion and insured losses to US$70 billion

Security Policy

5689 words - 23 pages the scope of regular duties. For purposes of this section, "disruption" includes, but is not limited to, network sniffing, pinged floods, packet spoofing, denial of service, and forged routing information for malicious purposes. 10. Port scanning or security scanning is expressly prohibited unless prior notification to Medical General Hospital is made. 11. Executing any form of network monitoring which will intercept data not intended for

The Separation Of Capital Ownership And Control

1577 words - 7 pages The argument of whether the separation of capital ownership and control is an efficient form of organization has constantly been a controversial issue. The criticism whether the controllers’ act is in the best interest of the owners’ wills never end as long as hired managers operate management. As the number of public companies has been increasing over the course of this century, meanwhile the American style of contact based corporation has

The Versatility And Flexibility Of OLED's

1014 words - 5 pages In April 1, 2002, organic light emitting diodes gain rise in the scientific community with their published, more practical form at Ames Laboratory. “Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, have developed and demonstrated a novel, fluorescence-based chemical sensor that is more compact, versatile and less expensive than existing technology of its

Related Papers

Natural Disasters Essay

1959 words - 8 pages Lacey Olsen 1 Lacey Olsen Instructor Jill Lockard GO125 28 Sept 2014 The Central China Floods of 1931 Unusual weather patterns from the years 1928-1930 came together to create the twentieth century’s worst natural disaster. Starting in 1928 and lasting through the winter of 1930 China suffered through a major drought, then the winter brought on severe blizzards and snowfall. Completely unexpected by the Chinese people, the summer of 1931

Disaster Management Essay

927 words - 4 pages . Keywords:- National Disaster Management Authority, Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre, State Disaster Management Authority. Introduction A disaster is a catastrophe , mishap , calamity or grave occurrence from natural or man made causes , which is beyond the copying capacity of affected community and for this there is a management that is called Disaster Management . Every one in this globe should be aware of the word

Information Management Chapter 11 Essay

1536 words - 7 pages inconvenience to financial catastrophe. A single hacker can cause damage to a large number of computer networks and can wreak havoc on both your business and the nation's critical infrastructure. There are some steps that can be done to improve security of business uses of the internet such as promote narrow compliance and devote in employee security training and automated data protection tools under the IT department. Second, Guard against mobile

The Earth's Last Straw Essay

1726 words - 7 pages was to melt then the sea levels would rise 20 feet. If the sea rose 20 feet it would be a catastrophe, fortunately, the odds of Antarctica melting are extremely slight. The third point he uses is the fact that global warming has caused bigger more dangerous storms. Most of what is talked about in his film is based on speculations or incorrect information. In the article, “Last Year: The Warmest on Record (Again)” written by Richard Harris, though