ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani called upon the media and the journalists to continue playing their due role in highlighting the problems of the flood affected areas so that appropriate measures could be taken to mitigate the sufferings of the flood affectees. He appreciated the in-depth coverage given by print and electronic media to the devastation caused by floods in different parts of the country, which helped in sensitising the people throughout country as well as Pakistani community living abroad. The Prime Minister was talking to a representative delegation of journalists from Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which met him in his Chamber at the Parliament House here. The role of the media, the Prime Minister said, would be equally significant during the upcoming phases of rehabilitation and reconstruction of flood affected areas. The delegation of journalists, which included the office bearers of National Press Club and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, apprised the Prime Minister of the problems of the journalists community. They informed that around five hundred journalists have been affected in the flood-affected areas, requiring urgent assistance so that they can perform their professional duties. The Prime Minister assured the delegation that all the genuine problems and demands of the working journalists would be met at the earliest. He asked the Minister for Information and Broadcasting to take appropriate steps in the same regard. The Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira was also present in the meeting. Meanwhile Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani impressed upon the elected members to regularly visit their respective constituencies particularly in the flood-ravaged areas to redress the problems of the affected people. The upcoming phases of rehabilitation and reconstruction, he said would require hectic efforts and constant monitoring by the elected representatives. The PM expressed the views while talking to a group of MNAs who met him in his chamber at Parliament House this afternoon. MNAs lauded the Prime Minister for his comments expressing support to the visit of Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, Chairman Kashmir Committee to USA. The upcoming visit of Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, they said, will effectively present the principle stance of Government of Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. The Prime Minister said that Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman was unanimously elected chairman of the Kashmir Committee and both the houses of Parliament had unanimously passed the Kashmir resolution condemning the human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir, so he was going abroad with full mandate. The parliamentarians apprised the PM of the ongoing relief activities in their respective constituencies and also discussed the steps taken for the commencement of next phase of rehabilitation and reconstruction. Senior Minister Punjab Raja Riaz, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, Minister for Health, Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Minister of State for Interior, Tasneem Ahmad Qureshi, Fauzia Wahab, Asma Arbab Alamgir, Khurram Jehangir Wattoo, Qudsia Arshad, Shaheen Ashfaq, Ghous Baksh Mehr, Sheikh Aftab, Dewan Aashiq Bokhari and Nadeem Afzal Chan were also present in the meeting.