ISLAMABAD President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a late night meeting on Monday decided to dole out Rs 20,000 per family among the flood affectees as initial assistance. The first instalment of Rs 5,000 will be disbursed immediately. The meeting at the Presidency directed National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to coordinate with National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) in the preparation of a list of affectees eligible to receive this assistance. According to Presidential Spokesman Farhatullah Babar, the meeting also decided to dispatch Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi immediately on a visit to the countries of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with a letter from the President highlighting the devastation caused by floods and seeking international assistance for meeting the situation. Qureshi also informed the meeting that he would brief the foreign ministers of the European countries early next month on the flood situation and call upon them to allow market access to Pakistani goods as a special case now. The meeting is scheduled for September 11 in Brussels. Babar said that Pakistan would also hold a donors conference in Islamabad on the platform of PDF (Pakistan Development Forum) for which the meeting directed the Foreign Ministry to start preparations. Transparency in distribution of cash and relief goods among the affectees should be the hallmark of the entire operation right from the initial relief to the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase, Babar quoted the President as saying. Earlier the meeting reviewed various measures undertaken and the plans drawn up by the Government in collaboration with all the stakeholders for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims and steps taken for preventing the outbreak of any epidemic in the flood-hit areas.