RY KHAN: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif visited the flood affected area of Chachran, near Rahimyar Khan on Friday and directed the shifting of affectees to safer places as well as provision of everyday use items to the affectees so that their misery can be mitigated.
DCO Rahimyar Khan briefed the Prime Minister that currently 556000 cusec water is passing through this district in river Indus due to which 66 mauzas of the district are under water. Crops over 41396 acres have been affected while 34715 people have been rescued and taken to safe places. 53809 cattle have been vaccinated against the spread of waterborne diseases, he said.
The Prime Minister was informed that 21 flood relief camps have been set up in the district to cater to the needs of 56000 affected people.
He was also briefed about the vulnerable sites in the district and told that measures have been taken to control erosion of embankments by reinforcing the existing structures.
The Prime Minister appreciated the timely steps taken by local authorities, due to which there has been no casualty in the flood affected district so far.
The Prime Minister also visited a flood relief camp in Chachran and inspected the medical facilities being provided to the affected people. He instructed that all resources should be mobilized to provide relief to the people and no slackness on the part of any official in this regard will be tolerated.
Later, addressing the flood affected people the Prime Minister assured that government would provide all out assistance to flood affectees.
He said that he came here to know their difficulties by himself. He announced a grant of forty million rupees for sewerage system in the area and directed that it should be completed soon.
He sympathized with the affected people shifted to safer places and expressed the hope that they will soon return to their homes.
He said he came here to serve the people and urged the local administration and elected representatives to leave no stone unturned to serve the people in this hour of trial.
The Prime Minister also had an aerial view of flood affected areas of Rahim Yar Khan.
Prime Minister was also told that Liaquatpur Tehsil has been badly affected and the crops of sugarcane, cotton and pulses have been badly affected.