Punjab launches preventive measures in wake of 7th corona wave

Governor CM Parvez Elahi

CM condoles sad demise of Sardar Jaffer Leghari

Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik met with the Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at CM Office in which the Head of Punjab Ehsaas Programme Dr. Sania Nishtar participated via video link and gave a detailed briefing about the rehabilitation and aid programme of the flood affectees.

CM while talking on the occasion stated that the Punjab government is launching to undertake preventive measures in the wake of 7th corona wave apprehension in Punjab.

CM disclosed that a forewarning system to inform about floods, diseases and calamities will be installed adding that early warning systems are being installed to provide prior indication of calamities at three places.

CM maintained that the installation of early warning system would enable the concerned departments to take timely measures to save people, livestock, fields, properties etc from flood damages and destruction.

CM apprised that rehabilitation work of the flood-affected people is ongoing expeditiously in Punjab. CM highlighted that the Punjab government disbursed aid among the flood affectees by its own resources and through the donations being collected by telethon.

CM informed that more than five billion rupees are being distributed among the flood affectees and payments to 36 thousand affected families have been made adding that financial assistance has also been provided to the flood affectees to build their own houses.

CM underscored that the Punjab government has ensured settlement of the flood affectees by its own resources and through the amount being collected by Imran Khan’s telethon.

CM revealed that construction work of more than 55 thousand complete and partially destroyed houses is ongoing adding that he reached Rajanpur first of all when the flood arrived in Punjab and himself oversaw relief activities.

CM highlighted that the Punjab government allocated rupees one billion to help the flood affectees of Sindh.

CM intimated that special arrangements are being made for the facilitation of tourists in Murree and at other tourist places during rain and snowfall. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi expressed his deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of Member National Assembly Sardar Muhammad Jaffar Khan Leghari.

CM telephoned Meena Leghari the wife of Late Sardar Jaffar Khan Leghari and expressed his heartfelt sympathy and condolence with her. CM prayed to grant fortitude to the bereaved family.

CM remarked that he held a relationship of respect and dignity with Sardar Jaffar Khan Leghari (Late) adding that the social and political services of Sardar Jaffar Khan Leghari (Late) will be remembered for a long period of time.CM prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.