KOTRI(Online) President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the provincial government and relief organisations to accelerate the pace of relief and rescue operations in the flood-stricken areas in the province as the Federal government has no shortage of funds for the affectees. Talking to affectees at a shelter camp set up at Railo Mian village of district Jamshoro on Monday, he assured them that the government was engaged in finalising the strategy for their rehabilitation and all available resources would be exploited in this regard. 'You are not alone at this testing time. The government stands fully alongside you, and will not leave you alone, Zardari assured the affectees. He directed the local administration to speed up relief activities and the Federal government would provide all kind of resources in this regard. 'There is no shortage of funds, therefore we have to ensure the rehabilitation of the affected areas at the earliest, he said. He directed the provincial government and Sui southern gas company to ensure free of cost gas supply to the kilns in order to avoid shortage of bricks for reconstruction of the damaged houses, shops and other buildings in the flood-hit areas. Later, the President paid an aerial visit to the flood-affected areas of Kotri, Jamshoro and Thatta. The President also met 120 special children lodged in Railo Mian shelter camp, and inquired about their problems. Earlier, the Secretary Irrigation Sindh, briefed the President about current flood situation in the province. He informed Zardari that due to breaching of Sajawal embankment, the Sajawal city and its outskirts were inundated. The President was informed that some 2227 shelter camps had been set up in all the province, which were not sufficient to cope with the growing number of affectees. Zardari directed the provincial government to set up more camps and provide all possible facilities in order to cater the flood affectees. Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Federal Minister for Petroleum, and Natural Resources, Syed Naveed Qamar, provincial Finance Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah were also present on the occasion.