Minister of State for National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar reaffirmed his government’s resolve that all-out resources will be utilised to combat havoc in the country.

Addressing villagers here on Tuesday, she said that billions of rupees were being spent to rehabilitate infrastructure in flood affected areas.

She said that district administration Hafizabad has made all arrangements to shift people from flood-hit areas to safer places, adding that the district administration had set up nine flood relief centres to help the affectees.

PASSES AWAY: Haji Muhammad Ramzan Ghaffari, a renowned social worker, Ex-Councillor MC and General Secretary Powerloom Owners Association Hafizabad district died here Tuesday after brief illness. He was 70. He was laid to rest in the railway line graveyard this afternoon.

The funeral was attended by large number of social, political workers and traders.

Villager speaking out irregularities in road carpeting: The inhabitants of Sayedwala have protested against the use of substandard material in the execution of Rasulpur Tarar-Raja Tarar Road being carpeted under the CM Rural Road Programme at a cost of Rs110 million.

The protesters led by Riaz Ahmad Hunjra, Zulifqar Jug and Abdul Khaliq Hunjra alleged that the contractor in collusion with the officials of Provincial Highway Department was not only using substandard material but also executing the project against the specification set for the project.

They demanded inquiry into the irregularities and bungling being committed by the contractor with the connivance of officials of the Punjab Highway Department and take serious action against the wastage of public funds.