PESHAWAR - NWFP Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti has directed for accelerating relief efforts and shifting stranded flood affected people to safer places, besides providing them food, medicines, clean drinking water and other essential goods. Talking to different delegations here at the Frontier House on Tuesday, Hoti directed health, works and services and other provincial departments to remain red alert in order to cope with the situation. Deputy Speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi, Arbab Naijbullah and MPA Syed Rahim were leading the delegations, who separately called on the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister expressed his grief and sorrow over the casualties and devastation caused by floods in the province and directed the departments concerned to assess the losses so that the affected people could be compensated as early as possible. He said that the provincial government was doing beyond its resources for the rehabilitation and mitigation of the sufferings of the flood affected people.  Hoti added federal, provincial and district governments were jointly working to provide maximum relief to the affectees. He said the federal government had also provided tents and blankets. The Chief Minister hailed the efforts of the district government in mitigating the sufferings of the flood affectees and appealed to the NGOs, welfare organisations and philanthropists to come forward and play their role in that regard. He said when the news of floods reached him, he personally visited the affected areas and witnessed the rescue activities and directed for launching relief activities. He said first of all, relief camps were established in government buildings and stranded people were being shifted to safer places and then relief goods were delivered to them on the first day of the natural disaster. The Chief Minister said there was no compensation of life losses, however, the provincial government would mitigate the sufferings of the affected people to some extent and would announce reward for the families who lost their beloved ones during the calamity. He said after the completion of assessment process, the affected people would be provided with monetary assistance within three days. He assured that no effort would be spared in providing relief to the affected people. Chief minister said that encroachments were also contributing to the blockade of floodwaters and urged the people to avoid establishing encroachments in their areas. He said that a committee had been formed which would present its recommendations in this regard. Members of Provincial Assembly Sanaullah Miankhel, Israrullah Gandapur and Khalifa Abdul Qayyum were among the delegation led by NA deputy speaker Faisal Karim Kundi. The delegtion from Buner informed the Chief Minister about the need of constructing a bridge over the natural stream in Bigra area of Dagar tehsil, saying in rainy weather, about three thousands population of the area remained cut off from other areas. On this, the Chief Minister directed the authorities concerned to estimate the cost of the bridge and take measures in this regard. Arbab Najeebullah apprised the Chief Minister about the devastation caused by flash floods and the relief activities in detail. MPA Alamgir was also present on the occasion.