LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that despite the importance of development projects, the provincial government is concentrating only on the relief and rehabilitation of flood-hit people and has also decided to curtail developmental and non-development expenditures. He expressed these views while addressing the people of flood-affected areas of Jampur, Rajanpur and Mittankot during his detailed visit to Southern Punjabs flood-hit areas on Friday. He inspected medical camps and tent villages in the said flood-hit areas, addressed flood affectees as well as inquired from the people individually about their problems. He also reviewed the supply of edibles and ration in the relief camps. Representatives of United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) also accompanied the Chief Minister. Addressing the flood affectees, the Chief Minister said that uplift schemes could be delayed, while no laxity could be shown towards the relief and rehabilitation of the millions of the devastated people. He said that Punjab Government would make all out efforts for the provision of necessities of life to the calamity-stricken people. Taking notice of the complaint that the persons staying at the relief camps were given preference in the distribution of dry ration, the Chief Minister ordered that not only dry ration should be supplied to the flood affectees who have taken refuge at dykes, spurs, hillocks and railway-tracks but boats should also be used for this purpose. He further directed that the daily flights of helicopters should also be increase in this regard. On a complaint of the affectees, the Chief Minister issued orders for the immediate suspension of DDO(R) Rojhan. The Chief Minister was informed that the aforementioned officer was rude and paid no heed to the complaints of calamity-stricken people. He also directed IG Police Punjab who has set up his office in South Punjab for the last couple of days for checking the incidents of theft and profiteering of petrol in inundated areas and to take stern action against the offenders, as they deserve no leniency.