LAHORE Representatives of various multinational companies and traders called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Saturday and presented him cheques to the tune of Rs 14.8 million for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees. MNA Pervaiz Malik was also present on this occasion. Thanking the donors, the CM said that helping the flood affectees was our national responsibility and every person of the society should come forward to fulfil this responsibility. He said that the flood-hit people needed our help and the task of their rehabilitation could be completed when philanthropists donate generously along with the government. He said that serving the distress humanity was not less than a kind of worship and the nation had to help the flood affectees with this passion. He said that the Punjab government was utilising all resources for the assistance of affectees and the services of elected representatives, political workers, Pak Army, civil society and administration in the flood-hit areas were commendable. He said that survey of flood-hit areas had been started and committees had been constituted for this purpose. The CM further said that transparent utilisation of donations being received for the assistance of affectees had been ensured and a website had also been launched by the Punjab government in this regard in which all details with regard to donations and their utilisations were available in it and it was being updated on daily basis. Representatives of multinational companies and traders paid rich tribute to the CM for actively taking part in the relief and rehabilitation of the flood affectees and said that helping the affectees in this hour of trial was our national responsibility. On this occasion, Mazhar Amin of Lahore Stock Exchange presented to the Chief Minister a cheque of Rs 5 million, representative of a multinational company Rs 5 million, Ali Agha of ICI Rs 2 million, Rashid Mehar of Moody International Rs one million and Ch Aamir, President of Iron Market Misri Shah Rs 1.8 million.