LAHORE - On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, 283 trucks carrying 2,264 metric tons relief goods have reached in Rajanpur and DG Khan for the flood affectees including 63,770 bags of dry ration, 36,000 rice bags, 34,000 flour bags, 15,000 blankets, 7,319 tents, 45,000 mineral water bottles and 78 dewatering sets.

This was disclosed by Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Director General Mujahid Sherdil while addressing a meeting with regard to supplying relief items to flood affectees, on Monday. He said relief goods were being supplied to Rajanpur and DG Khan for the flood affectees keeping in view their needs and requirements.

He said that relief goods are being supplied to the flood affectees from various districts of Punjab province.

The PDMA director general said there was a chance of high-flood in rivers Jhelum and Chenab during next 24 hours. He said the rains could also increase the water level in rivers during next 24 hours due to which the low-lying areas could be flooded.

He said that instructions had been issued to the residents of low-lying areas of river Ravi to remain vigilant and careful. He said that all arrangements have been completed to cope with any likely flood.