HAFIZABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said the government will use an all-out resources to protect the flood-stricken people and to provide them food and shelter at safer places.
During his visit to Jalalpur Bhattian here on Sunday, he said although unprecedented rains and flood were natural calamity yet the government was taking all possible measures to evacuate the marooned people from their villages situated on the bank of the river Chenab.
He was told by the DCO that more than two dozen boats had already been provided for evacuation of marooned people and prompt action was being made by the Pakistan Army, Rescue-1122 and police as they were shifting people to safer places where they have been provided proper shelter and food.
The DCO also told that all villages located in the protective embankment had been affected by the flood water.
The CM ordered for the provision of more boats and helicopters for prompt evacuation of the marooned people.
He assured the flood stricken villagers that they would be compensated properly.
The CM has announced Rs 150 million as compensation for the flood stricken people of the district.