LAHORE

Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Monday exchanged views on the flood situation and relief activities.  The chief minister said that there would be no shortage of resources for rescue and relief activities and relief camps had been set up in the affected areas for providing help and assistance to the flood-hit people.  Shahbaz Sharif said that he was monitoring the activities for the calamity-stricken people. He said the Punjab government would not rest content till the rehabilitation of last affected person.  Ch Sarwar said that Shahbaz Sharif was working round the clock for the provision of relief to the affected people.  Meanwhile, Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting which reviewed rescue and relief activities in the flood-hit areas. He directed concerned institutions to further accelerate relief and rescue operation.  He said that helicopters and boats should be used for evacuating marooned people and assured that there would no shortage of food, drinking water and shelter for the calamity-hit people.

He said that fodder for the livestock of the flood affectees should also be arranged.

Shahbaz Sharif said that help and assistance to the marooned people is a collective obligation and the concerned institutions should accelerate rescue and relief activities through mutual coordination. He said that no laxity would be tolerated in the provision of help and succor to the flood affectees.