Lahore, August 22, 2013 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that all out resources are being utilized for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees and relief camps have been set up in flood-hit areas. He said that elected representatives and administration are looking after flood affectees round the clock and no effort will be spared for their relief and rehabilitation.
He said this while talking to flood affectees at Talwar Post affected by flood in Satluj River at Kasur today. Members National and Provincial Assemblies, officers of divisional and district administration were also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that Punjab government is standing with the flood affectees in this hour of trial and will remain with them till their complete rehabilitation. He said that service to the masses is pivot of his politics and he will not rest content till the relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees.
He said that a comprehensive survey has been started for assessing the damages caused to the crops and houses due to flood and in the light of this survey, compensation would be paid to the flood affectees.
Shahbaz Sharif stressed upon the elected representatives, administration and concerned departments to play their due role for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees and earn the blessings of Almighty Allah by helping their brothers and sisters marooned in flood. Later, the Chief Minister inspected relief camps and talked to affectees. He also took aerial view of flood affected areas.
Earlier, during a briefing given by district administration, the Chief Minister was told that vigorous steps have been taken for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees. Food as well as medical facilities is being provided to them. The administration told that five thousand populations of 17 villages were affected due to flood in River Satluj.
For more information, contact:
Chief Minister of Punjab
Chief Minister Secretariat
Telephone: 042-99204906-14, 042-99203222-3
Fax: 042-99204915, 042-99203224