LAHORE A delegation of Aashiyana Welfare Organisation, led by Member Provincial Assembly Khawaja Imran Nazir, called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here on Saturday, and discussed with him regarding construction of houses in the villages devastated by the flood. Appreciating the spirit of the Organisation regarding construction of houses for flood affectees, Shahbaz Sharif said flood had caused large-scale devastation and a number of villages had washed away completely. Construction of houses has been started with the cooperation of philanthropists and welfare organisations and keys of 25 newly constructed houses have been distributed among the affectees in Muzaffargarh. A new culture will be introduced with the construction of new houses in devastated villages and the gap between urban and rural life will be reduced, he said, while adding that participation of the Aashiyana Welfare Organisation in the relief and rehabilitation activities for affectees was commendable, and it could construct houses in any affected district of the province. It is our national responsibility to help the affectees at this time of trial and I am thankful to all those well-to-do-people and welfare organisations that are cooperating with the government in this noble cause, he said. Chairman AWO Kashif Mahmood informed that the organisation would construct houses for flood affectees in Bhakkar and donations were being collected for this purpose. He paid tributes to the CM for making strenuous efforts for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees, and said the practical steps of the CM had proved that he was the Khadim of the people in real sense.