LAHORE - Stressing the need for construction of new water reservoirs, political advisor to President Asif Zardari, Dr Qayyum Soomro Wednesday said that after massive devastation caused by the heavy floods, it was right time to take bold decisions in this regard. Talking to reporters at a reception hosted in his honour by former Additional Director General FIA, Ahmad Riaz Sheikh at a local hotel, he said that countrys political leadership should sit together to build consensus on construction of new water storages to meet countrys water and energy needs besides averting destruction born out of heavy flooding. If consensus could be build on 18th Amendment and NFC award, there was no reason that the same could not be achieved in case of rehabilitation of flood affectees and construction of new water storages, he observed. He was of the view that political leadership will have to take courageous decisions to tackle the current challenges facing the country. Dr. Soomro urged political parties to shun political point scoring over floods and sit together to find out solution to the problems, as, he asserted, concerted and joint efforts were needed for rehabilitation of flood affectees. He said Sindh chief minister and provincial and federal ministers were busy in relief and rescue work in various parts of Sindh on the instructions of President Asif Ali Zardari. Qayyum feared outbreak of viral diseases after the floods receded and stressed the need for timely provision of medical aid to the affectees. Talking about President Zardaris foreign visit, he said that the president during his foreign tours apprised the world community of Pakistans role in the war on terror and the massive devastation caused by floods in the country. He said President Zardari would now visit the flood affected areas himself to get first hand knowledge of peoples miseries. Replying to a question, he said that media trial of the PPP leadership and federal government by a section of media was negatively impacting countrys image abroad. The overseas Pakistanis were perturbed over the situation and the investors were reluctant to invest in the country due to negative media campaign, he added. He said PPP welcomed constructive criticism, but it should not be used to give vent to personal grudge. He said such journalism was doing no service to the country.