KARACHI – Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said that the winter season had started and many people had yet not shifted to their homes, as they are still residing on the embankments. The Irrigation department and the administration should make further concerted efforts to drain out the standing rainwater from the affected districts, he said. Presiding over a meeting to review relief measures for recent rain affectees of September 2012, he said that the heavy rains of September 9, 2012 had damaged overall seven districts in which three were heavily damaged. He said that the government was doing its utmost to provide relief and rehabilitate those affected people but still there is need to assist those people. He added that the government had looked after 90 Lac affected people in the year 2011 and more than 70 Lac people in the year 2010. Qaim said that our conscious in clear and the provincial government would continue its efforts to assist and rehabilitate rain affected people. He directed to provide ration and food items to affected families alongwith tents and blankets, where there is requirement. He directed the relief and rehabilitation department to provide food/ration upto December 15, while blankets be also provided to them.The meeting was informed that an amount of Rs1520.3 million has been released to Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Sindh out of which Rs80.3 million has been released to Commissioner Karachi, Rs20 million to Deputy Commissioner Larkana, Rs20 million to DC Kambar atShahdadkot, Rs305.35 million for procurement of 3,10,000 blankets, Rs16 million for 20,000 quilts, Rs100 million for procurement of 62325 litre Dengue Spray, Rs: 262.556 million for procurement of 1,84,250 ration bags, Rs: 544.125 million for procurement of 72550 tents, Rs115 million for clearance of liabilities and Rs52 million have been provided for transportation charges. The meeting was informed that in Jacobabad district 1,22,121 ration bags and 22123 tents have been supplied in Kashmore-Kandhkot district 1,20905 ration bags 26855 tents, in Shikarpur district. 82489 ration bags and 19447 tents, in Kambar–Shadadkot district 27096 ration bags and 12061 tents, in Ghotki district 23989 ration bags and 6,213 tents while in Khairpur district 19,100 ration bags have been supplied.The chief minister directed that there also are affected people in Dadu and Ghotki districts and 4-UCs of Ratodero Taluka be also looked after.