Air vice Marshal calls on CM Punjab, discuss relief, rehabilitation works

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CM takes notice of girl’s death after falling into manhole

Air Officer Commanding of Central Air Command of PAF Air Vice Marshal Zafar Aslam called on Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office and discussed relief and rehabilitation works in the flood-affected areas. It was agreed to continue measures for the rehabilitation and resettlement of the flood victims more efficiently.

Chief Minister Parvez Elahi thanked Zafar Aslam for the valuable services of the air force in helping and rehabilitating the flood victims. He noted that people were timely rescued by airforce in the affected areas.

On behalf of the Punjab government, I pay tribute to the air force officials engaged in relief activities; the CM said and stressed that the rehabilitation of flood victims was a priority.

Pakistan Air Force and the provincial government will continue to provide relief to the distressed population; he further said and appreciated the professionalism and capabilities of the PAF.

‘I also value the contribution of the Pakistan Air Force to social development,’ he remarked.

The unprecedented services of the Pakistan Air Force in national development, which is fully engaged to defend the aerial boundaries of the country, are commendable, he concluded.

Zafar Aslam said that the Pakistan Air Force will provide full support in rehabilitation and resettlement works in the flood-affected areas along-with the Punjab government.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has taken notice of the death of a girl after falling into an open manhole at Akram Park, Bund Road and sought a report from commissioner Lahore.

The chief minister also extended heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.

While ordering an investigation into the tragic incident, the CM said that action should be taken against those responsible for the negligence.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director Quba Khalid Shah, Assistant Director Faraz Ali and Sub-Engineer Umar Farooq have been suspended for their negligence. WASA has issued a notification in this regard and the CM ordered disciplinary action against the negligent officers.

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