LAHORE - Punjab Governor Salman Taseer while expressing gratitude to the US government for its support in the face of debilitating floods, urged more logistical support to ensure swift rehabilitation of the flood affectees in all parts of the country. During a meeting with the US ambassador to Pakistan Anne W Patterson, who called on him at the Governor House here on Friday, he apprised the US ambassador of the severity of the situation in the aftermath of the unprecedented floods which have almost crippled the economy. Principal Officer US Consulate in Lahore Carmela Conroy accompanied the US ambassador during the meeting. Briefing the US diplomat about the flood devastations, Punjab Governor spoke about the loss of infrastructure on a large scale, which has made the relief work more arduous. He referred to the huge losses incurred by Wapda and the efforts by the authorities to ensure the fast restoration of the supplies to the consumers adding huge sums of money would be required to restore the loss of infrastructure. Punjab Governor also presented an assessment report of the losses incurred during the inclement floods to the US ambassador to Pakistan. Governor said the deluge in these areas has also destroyed the schools, colleges and hospitals and international support was badly needed to overcome this unprecedented crisis in the history of the country. He also underlined the need for more paramedical staff, medicines and food in these affected areas in order to check the spread of epidemic adding more tents and commodities of daily use are urgently required for the calamity-hit people. Punjab Governor urged the international community and the donor agencies to make Multan hub of their relief activities as the divisional headquarter would provide all easy access to the flood ravaged areas in Punjab. Earlier, Secretary Wapda Imtiaz Ahmad, MD Pepco Tahir Basharat Cheema, MD Utility stores Muhammad Arif Khan, Chief Executive Lesco Saleem Akhter called on Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and briefed him about the relief efforts by their respective departments for the rehabilitation of the flood affectees. The officials also highlighted the need of coordination among various departments to speed up the relief efforts in the flood ravaged areas.