Punjab CM announces relief package for flood affectees

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Chief Minister Punjab Parvez Elahi on Sunday announced an Rs1 million grant for flood victims whose homes have been damaged in the southern parts of the province.

He was speaking at a combined event, the oath-taking ceremony of Lahore Press Club office-bearers, and the distribution of possession letters of F- Block in the Journalist Colony on Sunday.

Parvez Elahi said that Sania Nishtar will be overseeing the distribution of relief goods and funds in the province. “I have talked to Sania Nishtar and she approved giving homes to affectees on a 40 percent relief.”

He further shared that other than grant for construction of homes, the flood affectees who have lost their livestock will be given Rs75000 for each animal. “The farmers will also be given solar pumps.”

Speaking on political matters, he announced that the government was planning a legislation that will halt way for any conspiracy to overthrow a government.

Sharing his achievements during the incumbent tenure, the chief minister said that he had devolved the Rescue 1122 service to small districts while medicines will be provided free of cost in emergencies of all hospitals.

A large number of journalists of Lahore Press Club (LPC) attended the ceremony to witness the realization of their long-awaited dream. On the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister administered the oath to the newly-elected office-bearers of LPC.

President Azam Ch, Senior Vice President Salman Qureshi, Vice President Nasira Atique, Secretary Abdul Majeed Sajid, Joint Secretary Salik Nawaz Treasurer Sheraz Hasnant and, members of the governing body took the oath.

Later, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi distributed possession letters of F Block among the family members of deceased journalists.

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