LAHORE - Provincial Disaster Management Authority Director General Mujahid Sherdil has said that government fulfilled its promise of rehabilitation of the flood affectees by constructing 22 model villages equipped with modern facilities for the calamity stricken people. He said that construction of model villages would usher new culture in far-flung areas and bring about positive change in their lifestyle. He said that model villages had been constructed with a sum of Rs1.6 billion.

While presiding over a departmental meeting here on Sunday, Mujahid Sherdil said that Punjab government was utilizing all available resources for the welfare of people and special attention was paid to the provision of basic amenities to the masses. He said that the government was trying to make up for worst floods in the history of the country last year which caused large scale devastation. He said that the government had completed construction work of 22 model villages under rehabilitation programme which were distributed among the calamity-stricken people through transparent balloting. Mujahid Sherdil said that potable water, schools, dispensaries, solar energy, biogas, health centres, veterinary dispensaries, cemented streets, livestock sheds, vocational centres and other facilities had been provided in these villages. The model villages are reflection of good governance and people friendly policies, he added.