Provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Environment Protection and Cooperatives Muhammad Basharat Raja has expressed his determination that distribution of rehabilitation funds will be started as soon as the damage survey is completed in the flood-affected areas of Punjab. Presiding over a review meeting at the Civil Secretariat, he directed that the teams involved in the survey should work with a missionary spirit and pay special attention to transparency so that the entitled people get their right, accordingly. Provincial Finance Minister Mohsin Khan Laghari, Senior Member Board of Revenue (SMBR) Zahid Akhtar Zaman and Member Colonies 3 Shahid Niaz also attended the meeting.
In the meeting, the rehabilitation measures in the flood affected areas of Punjab were reviewed. The SMBR informed the provincial ministers that the damage assessment survey in the flood affected areas is expected to be completed by September 17. “In this regard, he apprised, the teams are busy in the affected areas”. Provincial Minister Mohammad Basharat Raja said that the disaster caused by flood was extraordinary, “so the relief and rehabilitation work must also be completed in an extraordinary manner”. He pledged that the flood-affected families will soon have their roof again.
“Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has ordered to use all possible resources for early rehabilitation”, said mr. Raja. On this occasion, Finance Minister Sardar Mohsin Khan Laghari said that the restoration of infrastructure in flood affected areas has been started. “Repair of canal embankments and roads will be completed on a war footing”, vowed the FM.
He assured that adequate resources will be provided for the rehabilitation of the affected families.