LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the worst flood of countrys history has caused large-scale devastation which is beyond imagination. Government is utilising all its resources for the relief of flood affectees and a comprehensive programme is being implemented in this regard. He was talking to a delegation of the United Nations led by its Resident Coordinator in Pakistan Onder Yucer who called on him here on Saturday and discussed with him relief activities being carried out by UN agencies in the flood affected areas of the province. Head of UN office of the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Multan, Simon Lawry-White and Chief Security Adviser Chris Barron were included in the delegation. Punjab Chief Secretary, Chief Relief Commissioner, Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority and Health Secretary were also present on this occasion. According to a handout the Chief Minister said that he himself is monitoring relief activities and visiting flood-hit areas across the province while elected representatives and political workers have also been included in relief work. He said that after the phase of relief and rescue, rehabilitation and reconstruction will begin and in this regard, a meeting of Council of Common Interests will he held on Monday under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister in which important decisions will be taken on a number of issues including giving cash aid to flood affectees at the time of their return to homes. He said that services of NADRA has been acquired for conducting survey to assess losses in the affected areas so that steps could be taken for the rehabilitation of flood victims in the light of the survey enabling them to stand on their own feet to resume their normal life. The Chief Minister informed the delegation about the relief activities of the Punjab government and said that it has distributed 40,000 tents among the affectees through its own resources. He sought cooperation of the United Nations in provision of tents to the affectees as they will need more tents till the construction of their homes. He said that the Punjab government would provide free seeds and fertilizers to farmers having land up to 25 acres to enable them cultivate their crops again. Chief Minister said that solid measures are being taken to protect flood affectees from epidemic diseases and provision of health facilities is being ensured to them. He praised the role of WHO in providing health facilities to the affectees. He also lauded the efforts of Health Secretary for provision of health facilities to flood affectees and said that there is a need to set up mobile health units and field hospitals in the affected areas. He said that United Nations should cooperate in provision of medical facilities by helicopters to the affectees in inaccessible areas. He said that water filtration plants have been installed in flood affected areas besides 40,000 bottles of mineral water are being provided daily and clean water is being provided in tanks. He said that survey is being conducted in the affected areas in a transparent manner and the UN should also assist the Punjab Government in this regard. He said that change in weather is likely to take place soon and the flood affectees would need blankets as winter season would have set till their return to homes. The CM said that no stone would be left unturned for rehabilitation and reconstruction of flood affectees and he will not rest content until all affected people are rehabilitated. He praised the efforts of UN agencies for the relief of flood affectees in this testing time, saying he is thankful to OCHA for actively taking part in relief activities. The Chief Secretary informed the meeting that a special cell has been set up in Multan to ensure close coordination between departments of the Punjab govt and agencies of the UN, thereby relief activities are being carried out in a better way. The Senior Member Board of Revenue and Chief Relief Commissioner informed the meeting about relief activities while the Health Secretary presented details regarding provision of health facilities and cooperation of WHO in this regard. Earlier, UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan Onder Yucer and Head of UN Office of the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Multan, Simon Lawry-White informed the meeting about the details of relief activities in the affected areas and said that an office has been set up especially in Multan for the relief of flood affectees. They said that special attention has also been paid to provide health facilities to the affectees besides provision of food and distribution of tents and it has been decided that UN relief programme would be extended from three months to six months. He said that United Nations agencies will continue cooperation with the Punjab Government in conducting survey, rehabilitation and relief activities.