LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said the Punjab government is making comprehensive planning for providing modern facilities of clean drinking water, drainage and sewerage and cleanliness in the flood affected villages. The villages devastated by flood will be reconstructed with the cooperation of philanthropists and welfare organisations and constructed brick houses will be given to affectees free of cost, he said, while addressing affectees on the occasion of reviewing distribution of financial aid among flood-hit people in different areas of Muzaffargarh on Wednesday. He said modern villages would be constructed with hundreds of million of rupees being deposited in relief fund and all basic facilities would be provided in these villages. He said the construction of first model village had been started in Basti Miran Mullan in Muzaffargarh, where each house would consist of two-three rooms, kitchen and toilet. The CM told the affectees that it was their responsibility to keep their houses clean and livestock in cattle sheds so that their family could leave healthy life. Instead of repenting over the devastation by flood, we will have to start our new journey with courage and have to take steps for making the youth skilful in villages, he said, while directing the contractors to take assistance and labour for construction of new houses from local people so that the youth of flood-hit areas be familiar with the art of construction till completion of their houses and not only be able to stand on their own feet by becoming skilful, but could also earn livelihood for their families. Shahbaz Sharif said before devastation of flood, every village was reflective of collective life where people of different castes were living and now harmony and tolerance would have to be created in this new life by rising above the 'biradarism. He further said the financial assistance of Rs 20,000 would be distributed among all families without any discrimination. Six mobile units of NADRA are preparing new and lost identity cards in villages of Muzaffargarh district so that immediate registration of the affectees could be made for the disbursement of financial assistance at the earliest, he said, adding that he had gone there for their service and requested the affectees to provide education to their children. Philanthropists of Punjab have donated Rs one billion rupees in the relief fund of Quaid PML-N Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and CMs Relief Fund which may be increased to Rs 2-3 bn, while this amount will be spent for the provision of modern living facilities to the flood-stricken people, he promised.