LAHORE, Aug 27 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Friday directed administration, agencies and elected representatives to remain vigilant during heavy rains and take necessary measures for minimizing problems of the people.
He directed that all-out resources should be utilized for drainage of rainwater.
The Chief Minister expressed these remarks while addressing a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Floods through video link from Istanbul, Turkey.
He reviewed in detail the situation arising due to heavy rains in Lahore and other cities as well as measures for the disposal of rainwater. He directed Cabinet Committee on Floods to perform its duties efficiently during monsoon season.
Shehbaz Sharif directed that administration, agencies concerned with relief activities and elected representatives should remain in the field and take necessary measures for minimizing problems of the people. He directed that all out resources should be utilized for drainage of rainwater.
He said that service to the people is a form of worship, therefore, efforts in this regard should be made with commitment and determination.
The Chief Minister directed that the members of the cabinet committee should keep a close contact with the departments concerned and monitor weather situation as well as flow of water in rivers round the clock.
Shehbaz Sharif expressed sorrow and grief over the death of two girls due to collapse of roof in Manawan and electrocution in Sabzazar and sympathized with the bereaved families. He also announced financial assistance of five lakh rupees each for the bereaved families.
The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over the measures taken for the drainage of the water during rains the other day.
Metrological department authorities gave a briefing on weather situation during next few days. Provincial Ministers Malik Nadeem Kamran, Bilal Yasin, Chief Secretary, secretaries concerned and senior officials attended the meeting through video link.