LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the Pakistani nation will successfully cope with the enormous challenge of floods and emerge as a stronger nation. He said the Punjab government was fully committed regarding reconstruction and rehabilitation of the flood affectees and put the country on the road to progress. Talking to media men during his visit to Children Hospital here on Monday, he said distribution of cash aid had been started and it would be completed in one and a half month. He said more than 20 million people had been affected by worst floods, wiping out many villages and causing loss of billions of rupees. On the occasion, the CM visited medical, surgery and emergency wards of the hospital and inquired after the health of children and distributed Eidi and gifts among them. Children Hospital Medicqal Director Prof Ahsan Waheed Rathore, Director Emergency AJ Samdani and senior doctors were also present. Shahbaz said the process of distribution of cash aid of Rs 20,000 to each family was underway in a transparent manner and it will be completed with in 45 days. He thanked the international agencies for helping the calamity-stricken people. He further said the nation had to make resources available for the rehabilitation of affectees to overcome the challenge. Solid steps have been taken to protect the affectees from epidemic diseases besides provision of food and clean drinking water to them in the affected areas, he added. The CM said WHO was cooperating with them in protecting people from Malaria and other epidemics. He said fumigation plants had been installed for provision of clean drinking water to the affectees. He said public representatives, political workers, administration and police have set an unprecedented example by celebrating Eid among the affected people. Answering the question regarding Watan Card, he said initially a hurdle was faced in the process on which the nation was taken into confidence and now the situation was better and he was thankful to the prime minister for cooperation in this regard. He said a judicial commission had been set up to investigate dykes breaches and its report will be made public. He said in the light of the report, action will be taken against anyone found involved. The CM condemned registration of a case against Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and said the Kashmir dispute should be resolved in accordance with the resolutions of United Nations.