ISLAMABAD The Government seems making mockery of the miseries of the flood-affected people as artificial institutions are being announced which have no existence on ground - rather such institutions are merely on papers - just to play with the people as well as the media. The seriousness of the incumbent Government on flash floods - which have so far claimed thousands of lives - can be judged from the fact that its own created Crisis Cells telephone numbers given to facilitate flood victims are dormant. Among the announced five numbers for flood victims, two were found continuously dormant, on one number the existence of any crisis cell was denied while remaining numbers turned up as Control Room of the Ministry, which seems nothing to do with flood victims. It may be mentioned here that on the direction of Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik, a Crisis Cell has been established at all provincial Liaison Offices of National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC), Ministry of Interior, to coordinate and facilitate the identification of unidentified bodies of the flood victims through NADRA. In order to facilitate the victims of recent floods, telephone numbers of all provincial liaison offices including Punjab, Sindh, KP/FATA and Balochistan were given through a press release issued on 9th August. When it was tried to contact on the given numbers of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it was observed that one of the numbers might be on fax as despite ringing a number of times nobody picked up the phone, while other number kept ringing for hours but no body picked up the phone. The person from Punjab when attended telephone plainly informed that it was not the number of National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC). I think you are dialling a wrong number as this is not a number of any crisis cell, he said. When contacted on given number of National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) for Islamabad for Gilgit-Baltistan, the person who picked up the telephone after several attempts informed that it was the control room of the Ministry of Interior. We are not dealing with flood victims. You may contact at PID for getting any information, he informed. However, the person from Sindh when attended the telephone said that they were dealing with problems of the people in Sindh. Still, we have not received any information about any unidentified body, he added. It would not be out of place to mention here that e-mail addresses were also mentioned in the press release. What is the use of e-mail addresses when telephone numbers for prompt response are dormant, one of flood affectee from Punjab commented. When this scribe contacted on Interior Minister Rehman Maliks cellphone, a person, who received the call, said, The Minister is in a meeting. You better talk to his Media Coordinator.