CM asks line deptts to be vigilant to deal with rains


Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz Sharif has expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in various accidents due to rains in Lahore, Gujrat and other cities and extended heart-felt sympathies to the affected families.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the CM said that he is deeply saddened over the loss of lives and shares the grief of the bereaved families. He directed the ad-ministration of the concerned districts to provide the best treatment facilities to the injured.

He asked the line departments to be ready to deal with any unto-ward situation and added that immediate relief be provided to the affected people.

No leniency would be tolerated in providing relief to the affected people; he stressed and asked the district administration including that of Lahore to be fully vigilant.

The CM also instructed the relevant officials of district administration, Rescue 1122, WASA and line departments to come out sin the field and monitor the drainage work themselves.

All resources should be utilized for water drainage from low-lying areas in minimum time, he said.

The elected representatives should also monitor the drainage works in their areas. The traffic police should also act diligently so that the people may not suffer, he concluded.

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