No negligence to be tolerated in the relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees
Lahore, August 12 2013 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has, in view of the recent rains and floods, directed Divisional Commissioners and district administrations to monitor the flow of water in rivers and water channels round the clock and immediately inform the concerned institutions in case of any emergent situation.
He said that concerned institutions should maintain a close contact with each other to control any untoward situation arising out of rains and potential floods and finalize their preparations and arrangements in this regard.
The Chief Minister said that he is standing with the flood affected people in this hour of trial and would make all out efforts for their permanent rehabilitation. He said that elected representatives should take necessary measures with the help of district administration in their respective areas to meet any situation caused by rains and possible floods.
The Chief Minister further said that Divisional Commissioners, district administration and concerned institutions should remain fully alert to cope with any emergency. He said that people have given a historic mandate to Muslim League-N in the general elections, therefore, it is the duty of elected representatives to remain with the masses in these testing times and work with the administration for resolving the problems of the affectees.
He said that relief activities have immediately been started in Rajanpur, Mianwali and Sialkot areas which have been badly affected by floods and rehabilitation work of the calamity- hit people is in full swing.
He said that no effort will be spared for the rehabilitation of the flood-hit people and their early return to their homes. He said that losses of flood affectees will be compensated in the light of the survey to be carried out in the flood-hit areas.
He warned that no laxity or negligence would be tolerated in the relief and rehabilitation activities for the flood affectees. He said that government is carrying out relief activities for the flood-hit people even more vigorously than the previous years.
He directed that constant monitoring of the protective spurs of rivers and canals be ensured and all arrangements should be completed for meeting any emergent situation. He said that calamity-stricken people should not feel unattended as the government is standing with them and will ensure their complete rehabilitation.
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