PM for accelerated rescue, relief operations in flood-hit areas as more rains predicted


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to expedite rescue and relief operations in flood-affected areas, considering the prediction of more rains in those areas. The prime minister, who is currently on a two-day official visit to Qatar, is monitoring the rescue and relief efforts in the country for relief of the flood-stricken people. He directed the National Disaster Management Authority and all the relevant ministries and departments to collaborate with one another as consecutive rain spells were deteriorating the flood-caused destructions. He said as the flash floods had inflicted huge losses on the people, it was the nation’s responsibility to support their countrymen. “The rehabilitation in the calamity-hit areas is a gigantic task. This is possible only through collective efforts,” the prime minister said and requested the local and international charity organizations to extend their support for the rehabilitation of affected population. Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab Faisal Fareed on Thursday said that the government had established 51 relief camps in the flood affected areas of the province to provide relief to the people. Talking to PTV, he said that Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts were badly affected by flashed floods, adding rescue and relief efforts were underway in full swing in the affected areas.




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