LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the department concerned to continue relief activities in flood-hit areas without any let up and ensure all necessary facilities to the affectees in the relief camps.

He issued these directions during video conference with members of Cabinet Committee on Flood present in various districts, divisional headquarters and Civil Secretariat, on Saturday.

The chief minister directed the officers to take digital image of the losses caused by the flood to crops and houses and a comprehensive ground survey be held to ascertain damages so that no deserving person could go without compensation.

The chief minister said that all precautionary measures should be adopted in view of water situation in River Satluj. He directed that safe evacuation of people residing in villages of Kasur alongside river bank should be ensured and pre-warning system should be fully benefitted.

Shehbaz Sharif said that survey had been started for compensation of losses in flood affected areas. He expressed the resolve to spare no effort for rehabilitation of the flood affectees. He said that assistance would be provided in the light of survey of losses and right will be provided to the deserving at every cost.

He said that 12 water filtration plants have been provided to the affectees in flood-hit areas of Rajanpur. Shahbaz Sharif directed that every necessary step should be taken keeping in view the weather situation of coming days.

He said that a vigilant eye should be kept on the flow of water in rivers. He said that Cabinet Committee on Flood should review the relief activities and precautionary measures regularly.

Separately, Punjab Chief Relief Commissioner Nadeem Ashraf has said that flow of water is being monitored continuously at Ganda Singhwala and Head Sulemanki in River Satluj.

He said that administrations of both the districts are fully prepared and keeping a vigilant eye on the situation. He said that 53600 tents, 171750 food hampers, 82000 mineral water bottles, 35150 mosquito nets and 29800 plastic mats have been distributed to all flood affected administrations.

He said that district administration is also providing three time meal to flood affectees. He said that flood affectees have started returning to their homes in the areas where floodwater is receding. He said that process of survey has been started in all flood affected areas in order to access the losses to houses and crops of the people.