PM directs to continue shifting of flood affectees to safer places

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RAHIMYAR KHAN: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif taking aerial view of the flood affected areas of Rahimyar Khan

RAHIM YAR KHAN, Jul 24: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed the Punjab government to continue the process of shifting of flood affectees to safer places in the province.
He was presiding over a meeting at Chachran Sharif of Rahim Yar Khan district after visiting the flood affected areas today.
He also directed to use more boats and helicopters to be used in case of emergency and during relief and rescue operation.
He expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by administration for the relief and rescue work carried out in the flood affected areas so far.
He directed the local administration to take all precautionary measures in view of more rains in the area.
Earlier, the Prime Minister had an aerial view of flood affected areas of Rahim Yar Khan.
DCO Rahim Yar Khan briefed him about the losses caused by floods and about rescue and relief operation being carried out there.
The Prime Minister was told that fifty six thousand people of four Tehsils of Rahim Yar Khan District were affected while sixty six villages were submerged in the flood.
DCO further said that standing crops on forty one thousand, three hundred and ninety six acres of land have also been affected while thirty four thousand, seven hundred and fifteen persons have been shifted to safer places so far.
Prime Minister was also told that Liaquatpur Tehsil has been badly affected and the crops of sugarcane, cotton and pulses have been badly affected.
Addressing the flood-affected people at Chachran Sharif in Rahim Yar Khan the Prime Minister assured that government would provide all out assistance to flood affectees.
He said that he came here to know their difficulties by himself. He announced a grant of forty million rupees for sewerage system in the area and directed that it should be completed soon.
He sympathized with the affected people shifted to safer places and expressed the hope that they will soon return to their homes.
He said he came here to serve the people and urged the local administration and elected people to leave stone unturned to serve the people in this hour of trial.

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