ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday informed President Asif Ali Zardari that nearly Rs 1.5 billion had been collected for relief measures in the Prime Minsters Relief Fund. Prime Minister Gilani in his meeting with President Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadr called for offering special prayers for the people affected by the unprecedented floods across the country. Both the leaders were on the same wavelength that all the political forces would be taken on board in the relief and rehabilitation process as no single party could handle the situation. The Prime Minister briefed the President about the extent of devastation caused by floods, the immediate relief measures undertaken and the plans drawn up for preventing the outbreak of epidemic. The Prime Minister said that nearly 1.5 billion rupees had been collected for relief measures in the Prime Minsters Relief Fund. Briefing the media about the meeting, Spokesperson to the President former senator Farhatullah Babar said that it was decided to convene separate meetings of the CEC of the party and the PPP parliamentary party to benefit from the insight of party leaders and office-bearers in making a preliminary damage and need assessment and on how to mobilise the human and material resources in facing the adversity. The meetings will be convened soon after the floodwaters recede, he said. Both the President and the Prime Minister expressed their determination to tide over the challenge with the help of the people, political parties, the Provincial Governments as well as the international community. The two leaders expressed deep appreciation and thanked the UN, international institutions and the countries, which have pledged financial and other assistance to help Pakistan overcome the devastating consequences of the unprecedented floods in the countrys history. The Spokesperson said that Asian Development Bank (ADB) had pledged two billion dollars, World Bank 900 million dollars and UN 485 million dollars in assistance for rehabilitation and reconstruction of the flood victims. The Spokesperson said that both the leaders thanked the UN and UN General Assembly for the special session for Pakistan that adopted a resolution calling for international assistance in support of the Governments efforts to address the natural catastrophe. The President also apprised the Prime Minister of his recent visit to Russia and interaction with Presidents of Tajikistan, Russia and Afghanistan during quadrilateral summit held at Sochi, Russia. The President said the quadrilateral summit in Sochi unanimously adopted a declaration that called upon the international community to rush to Pakistans aid in carrying out relief and rehabilitation work. President Medvedev of Russian Federation launched another appeal for tents and medicines for immediate relief measures. In separate bilateral meetings with them, all the heads of states attending the quadrilateral summit expressed sympathies and pledged to help Pakistan in this difficult hour, he added. The Spokesperson said that in bilateral meeting with the Tajikistani President, the two leaders decided to fast track implementation of the CASA-1000 mega project for importing power from Tajikistan and to work together for building a trade and energy corridor through Central Asia, besides setting up joint ventures in energy, pharmaceutical, textiles and manufacturing sectors. Our staff reporter from Rahim Yar Khan adds: Government will give Rs 20,000 to each flood-affected family, said Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani here on Friday. Talking to the flood-affected people at a tent village established on National Highway bypass, Sadiqabad, he said many people had lost their properties in flash floods and they (affected people) would be re-established. Islamabad would try to compensate them, he said. Gilani directed the authorities concerned especially Federal Health Minister Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din to make arrangements for aerial spray to secure the people living in makeshifts from all epidemic disease. The PM ordered the MNAs and MPAs to provide all possible relief to the victims. Later, he distributed packets of relief goods among flood-hit people.