LAHORE - Pressure of water will slow down and reduce in next 72 hours in Southern Punjab as so far about 150,000 cusecs water has been reduced and Punjab government had to made about two breaches in the flooding areas of Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh just to avoid the losses (damages) to the precious Kot Addu Power Plant. Relief Commissioner Punjab Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar stated this while addressing a press conference regarding the 'situation of flood and relief activities held at DGPR on Wednesday. The Relief Commissioner told the media men that Kot Addu City could meet with the catastrophe of flood and all the relevant government departments, general public and philanthropists should also extend their relief efforts to evacuate and help the people. About DG Khan and Kot Mithan Sharif, Akhlaq Tarar said that it was must for Irrigation Department to break a barrage in the area to save the areas of Kot Mithan Sharif and DG Khan, adding warning had also been issued to the people of Chachran Sharif, the area of Rajanpur for evacuation and safety measures. He said there was a flow of about 700,000 cusecs but so far about 150,000 cusecs had been reduced. The Commissioner said that so far about 150 trucks loaded with the relief goods (food) had been sent to the flood-hit areas besides the considerable number of blankets and camps. He said number of relief camps has been increased and all arrangements for helping the flood-hit people were being made on war-footing basis, saying the CM Relief Fund would be used for the rehabilitation of the flood affectees. Responding to a question, Akhlaq Ahmad said Flood Commission would inform the govt and general public in case of flood in River Ravi and there was a margin of 12 hours with the govt to take the safety ar-rangements if India released the excessive water. Responding to another question, the Commissioner said Police would deal with the looters who were looting the properties of the flood-hit people as all the assessments would also be made to compensate the people but currently the government was busy in the relief efforts. He said that CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif himself was visiting the flooding areas so that all the arrangements could be made on emergent basis for providing relief to the affected people. Talking about the casualties occurred due to the floods, Akhalaq said that currently the total numbers of deaths is only 17 as other deaths occurred due to building collapses and electrocution.