LAHORE: Chief Minister Parvez Elahi has announced financial aid for the flood victims of Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh and Mianwali. He said that the government would disburse financial aid amounting to Rs800,000 to the heirs of each deceased person due to the flood.
Financial assistance would also be made for the losses suffered by the victims in the shape of damage to houses, fields and livestock. He ordered early construction and repairs of the roads in the affected areas.
Mr Elahi directed officials to set up medical camps in the flood-affected areas and administer vaccines to the flood-affected people for protecting them against infectious diseases.
He sought the availability of medicines for snake-bite and cholera victims at the medical camps adding that dry food should also be distributed among the flood-affected people.
He said that commissioners, deputy commissioners, and regional and district police officers should join hands with the elected representatives to redress the grievances of the affected people.
He ordered the monitoring of relief activities and submission of a report to him on a regular basis.
He stated that he would himself visit the flood-affected areas soon and vowed not to leave the affected brothers and sisters alone in the hour of distress.
He presided over a meeting in which relief activities in the flood-affected areas of Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh and Mianwali came under review.
Former minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, MPs Muhammad Khan Leghari, Saifuddin Khosa, Javed Akhtar Lund, Mohiyuddin Khosa, Amir Nawaz Chandia, and Sanaullah Masti Khel, Principal Secretary to the CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, former P&D chairman Salman Ghani, and former principal secretary to the CM GM Sikandar attended the meeting.
Published in Dawn, August 1st, 2022