CM orders relief activities in flood-hit areas


LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed that relief activities should be continued in flood-hit areas and all necessary facilities be provided in relief camps.

He issued these directions during video conference with members of Cabinet Committee on Flood present in various districts, divisional headquarters and Civil Secretariat, here Saturday.

He said digital image of losses to crops and houses in flood-hit areas should be benefited. He said the survey of losses should be completed so that no deserving  person should be deprived of his right.

The chief minister said all precautionary measures should be completed in view of water situation in River Satluj. He directed that safe evacuation of people residing in villages of Kasur alongside river bank should be ensured and pre-warning system should be fully benefited.

The meeting reviewed in detail relief activities,protective arrangements and present flood situation.

Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said that survey had been started for compensation of losses in flood affected areas. He said that survey of losses should be carried out on the pattern of previous year. He said that satellite image before the arrival and after receding of water in flood-hit areas will testify the transparency of survey.

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