LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited village Miran Mullan in Muzaffargarh distric on Monday to inspect the construction of new houses in the flood-hit areas of Southern Punjab. Miran Mullan, which was completely destroyed by floods, is the first village of the country where free-of-cost houses are being constructed for the affectees. The CM had laid foundation stone of the new houses some days back. Addressing the flood affectees, the CM said that the programme of constructing free houses in the flood-hit areas was being started from those villages which were completely wiped out by the floods. He said that foreign and local welfare organizations as well as people of Pakistan had provided huge funds for this purpose. He said that he had decided that more than one billion rupees donated to the CMs relief fund would be spent for constructing new houses. He said that decision regarding the design and the construction material for the houses would be taken in consultation with the local people. The CM said that 1,60,000 Watan Cards had been prepared for distribution in the flood affected districts of the province and more than one billion rupees had been distributed among the affected families. He said that he had directed UBL authorities to double the number of mobile vans for Watan cards. He said that he had also issued instructions to NADRA to increase Watan card centres in district Muzaffargarh. The Chief Minister also inspected the temporary school set up in Miran Mullan and said that the building of the new school would soon be completed.