Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
on Tuesday assured the flood affected people that the government was
fully determined to rehabilitate them and would not leave them in
this hour of trial.
Talking to flood affected people during his visit to the
district, the Prime Minister said that the government would
construct their damaged homes and compensate for the livestock
"It is our duty and we are not doing any favour, despite
shortage of resources, the government is doing its level best to
reach out to the affected people," he added.
The Prime Minister said Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz
Sharif was personally supervising the rescue and relief activities
in all the flood hit areas.
Shahbaz was working day and night and shuffling between the
areas daily, he added.
The Prime Minister said for coping with such catastrophic
situation, there should be ample availability of resources.
There should be availability of resources; there should be
progress, besides a boost in the agriculture and industrial
activities so that people could reap financial benefits, he said,
adding that such economic uplift and availability of resources would
make their homes and dykes more secure.
There should be progress in the country so that people get job
opportunities; Pakistan should increase its export, he opined
He assured the people that the government would spend maximum
on the rehabilitation and relief efforts.
He also thanked Minister of State for Health Saira Tarar
Afzal, provincial and district administration, rescue, relief teams
and workers for alleviating the sufferings of the flood affected
He said such a situation grieved him greatly and for showing
solidarity with the affected people in this hour of trial, he
himself had arrived there.
The Prime Minister said that nobody was expecting such high
flood, still the local administration was endeavouring to overcome
He said that survey was being conducted to evaluate the
property damages and loss to livestock and crops.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz
Rashid and DCO Hafizabad also accompanied the Prime Minister.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister was briefed about the
relief and rescue operations.
He was apprised by the officials that so far 11,000 stranded
people had been evacuated from the flood hit areas of Hafizabad. A
total of 10 medical centers were set up, besides distribution of
food items and water was also made.
The Prime Minister directed the officials concerned to speed
up their relief and rescue activities with all the available
He also directed evacuation of livestock to safer places.