LAHORE (APP) - Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has issued instructions for waiving of 'Abiana' and 'Malia' as well as postponement of recovery of loans in the areas affected by flood in district Rajanpur. Moreover, 16 relief camps have been set up in Rajanpur on immediate basis for the relief and assistance of affectees while health department has established 25 relief camps and the relief department has provided 500 tents for calamity stricken people. This was stated by Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa during his visit to flood hit areas of Rojhan and Rajanpur on Tuesday. He said that CM had issued instructions to all concerned authorities and departments to utilise all available resources for the relief of affectees and on the instructions of the chief minister he was visiting the flood hit areas to mitigate their sufferings. He said relief operation had immediately been launched in the affected areas and relief activities were also being started in those areas where this process had not been initiated earlier. He said helicopter would be used for relief activities in those areas where provision of succor was not possible through roads. Zulfiqar Khosa said that he was accompanied by Secretary Agriculture, Secretary Irrigation, Member Board of Revenue and Secretary Flood Operation so that further assistance could be provided in the affected areas after survey of losses. He said that five lakh acres of area of Rajanpur had been inundated by flood and cotton and rice crops had bene seriously affected over 40,000 acres of land in different villages. He directed the concerned authorities to spare no effort in the provision of relief and assistance to the flood affectees as no laxity would be tolerated in this regard. Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa said that MPA Shaukat Khan Mazari has been appointed as incharge of relief operation in the flood affected areas of Rajanpur while MPAs- Sardar Amanullah Khan Dreshak, Sardar Sher Ali Khan Gorchani and Sardar Athar Hassan Khan Gorchani will be the members of relief operation. District Coordination Officer Rajanpur apprised Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa of the details of flood devastation in the district. Chief Engineer Irrigation informed that 94 miles long canals including small and big canals of Dajal Branch system have been affected by flood. Secretary Relief Operation said that more tents would be provided to the affectees if required. MPA Sardar Shaukat Hussain Khan Mazari demanded that former Gandaha scheme be revived for controlling hill torrents and local people should also be consulted in this regard.