The earthquake of October 08 2005 was devastating and its catastrophic memories are still alive in human minds. In a message, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar said Pakistanis are the bravest nation in the world who set numerous examples of help and support to the affectees. Meanwhile, the government has strengthened PDMA and Rescue 1122 to meet any challenge, he said. The scope of rescue services has been devolved at the grassroots and rescue air ambulance was being started as well, he added. An effective response mechanism is essential to meet natural calamities and the purpose of this day is to sensitise the people about the importance of safety measures, concluded the CM.