ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani while reiterating three-pronged policy of the Government for flood-hit areas said that rescue and relief work was going on and all the concerned authorities were making valuable contribution for this humanitarian task. Rehabilitation, he observed, would be an uphill task and would require a huge amount of money and resources. Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources called on Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday morning and presented him cheques amounting to Rs 200m, Rs 17m and Rs 10m on behalf of Oil & Gas Development Company Limited, Sui Northern Gas Private Limited (SNGPL) and Govt Holding Company (Pvt) Limited respectively for the PMs Flood Relief Fund. The PM said that relief work is a joint responsibility of all the public representatives and parties irrespective of the political affiliation. He apprised the Minister of his meeting with PML(N) Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif two days ago. He further added that all the political parties would be taken on board for establishment of a fund-raising authority as decided in his meeting with PML(N) Quaid. Syed Naveed Qamar apprised the PM of the flood situation in Sindh. He also apprised about the situation in Kashmore where major plants of oil and gas production are located. The PM appreciated the role of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources in restoring 14 grid stations in one day which were damaged by flash floods. Meanwhile, President First Women Bank, Mrs Shaukat Sultana, called on Prime Minister Gilani at Prime Ministers House and presented him a cheque of Rs 5 million for PMs Flood Relief Fund. The PM thanked the President of the First Women Bank and asked her to co-join the efforts of the Government by joining hands in different programmes run by the Govt. Mrs Sultana apprised the PM of various relief activities undertaken by her bank in different flood-hit areas. She said that the bank was mulling the idea to provide large water containers through coordination with the water tankers, which were supplying clean drinking water in the flood-affected areas. She added that her banks mobile medical units were also providing medical care and food supplies to the affected families. Gilani suggested the President of the First Woman Bank to coordinate with Benazir Income Support Programme to distribute clothes, stoves, utensils and sewing machines among the ladies of the flood affected families so that they could support their families. Meanwhile, Executive Director, M/S Lotte Pakistan, Neon Jung Kim and Chief Executive Asif Saad called on PM to present a cheque of Rs 10m for PMs Flood Relief Fund. The Prime Minister while appreciating the role of M/S Lotte Pakistan recalled that the company had also contributed $100,000 in NCHD for rehabilitation of IDPs in Malakand and Swat. He thanked the company for financial assistance and also asked to make more investment in the country. The CEO Lotte Pakistan apprised the Prime Minister of their ongoing project of power plant in Karachi, which will start production by the end of this year. He said that the company intends to start a network of utility stores in far-flung areas of Pakistan as well. Prime Minister Gilani appreciated the contribution of Lotte Pakistan, which is already working on infrastructure development in the country. After completion, these projects will help in the rehabilitation process. Meanwhile, Chairman National Fertilizers Company Mohammad Khalid Malik called on Prime Minister and presented Rs 20 million cheque for the Prime Ministers Flood Relief Fund. Prime Minister Gilani appreciated the humane gesture of the NFC Chairman and thanked all the employees of the fertilizer company for generous contribution to help their brethrens in these trying times. He stressed the need for coordinated rescue and relief efforts. The NFC Chairman said this contribution was over and above the contribution of one-day salary of the companys employees.