LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif directed the Cabinet Committee on Flood Relief to take all possible steps for immediate redressal of complaints received from flood affected districts.
He was presiding over a meeting of the cabinet committee late Monday night to review the arrangements for the flood victims.
The chief minister after visit to flood hit areas for ten hours also presided over the meeting of cabinet committee on flood relief and held a video conference for two and a half hours.
Provincial ministers, assembly members, chief secretary, senior member board of revenue and officers concerned attended the meeting.
A detailed briefing was given to the chief minister about relief activities and flood situation.
Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that committees have been constituted at district level for monitoring relief and rehabilitations work. He said that ten mechanical tandoors have been set up in flood-hit districts for providing fresh rotis to the affectees.
He directed that the process of survey for assessing the losses should be accelerated in those areas where water has receded.
He said that websites should be launched at district level for monitoring the process of payment of compensation of losses.
Shahbaz Sharif directed that an effective mechanism should be evolved for redressing the complaints and ensuring the process of payment transparent. He said that provision of medical facilities, administering anti-polio drops and vaccination of measles to children should be ensured at every cost in affected areas.
He directed that cabinet committee should take all possible steps for immediate redressal of complaints being received from flood affected districts. He said that strict action will be taken against those officers submitting wrong figures about losses.
The chief minister said that special attention should be paid to the relief and rehabilitation of affectees.
He congratulated elected representatives and district administration for taking best precautionary measures in Rayim Yar Khan.