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Punjab Chief Minister asks Provincial Cabinet Committee for flood to remain fully alert

Lahore, July 13, 2017 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has directed the Provincial Cabinet Committee for Flood to complete all necessary arrangements with regard to monsoon season and possible flood and added that all relevant departments should remain fully alert. Provincial and federal agencies should work in a coordinated way and best possible arrangements should be ensured to deal with any emergency situation. The relevant departments and other agencies should perform their duties in a coordinated manner, he added.

The concerned departments should evolve emergency plan with regard to rains and possible flood. The Chief Minister directed that repair and maintenance work of embankments of rivers should be completed as soon as possible and report should be presented after inspection of rivers’ embankments and spurs. He said that cabinet committee should initiate indiscriminate action against the elements involved in illegal breaches. He said that Health Department should have sufficient quantity of all the necessary medicines including anti-venom vaccine. The Chief Minister further said that he would personally supervise the steps taken with regard to monsoon and possible floods.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2
E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
Website: www.dgpr.punjab.gov.pk

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