Lahore: CM Punjab Chaudhary Pervez Elahi has announced that the Provincial government is working round the clock for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the flood effected areas. The CM was speaking on the oath taking ceremony of the members of Lahore Press Club (LPC). CM also distributed possession letters to the allottees of F-block in Journalist Colony. Mr Elahi said that all medicines have been made available in emergency of Public Health Centers. He said that Rescue 1122 Service has been improved and all efforts are being made to rehabilitate the flood victims.
Earlier last week the Chief Minister announced the provision of soft loans to the victims of floods for rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in the province while talking to a delegation of the Baitussalam Welfare Trust (BWT) led by its Chairman Maulana Abdul Satar. During the meeting, a joint action plan was discussed in detail for the rehabilitation and resettlement of flood victims and the repair of damaged houses. The CM appreciated the Plan of BWT to provide cement, bricks, and other material for the construction of demolished houses in flood-hit areas.
Speaking on the occasion the CM said, “The Punjab government has dispatched medical teams for the prevention of epidemics in the affected areas and medical support from BWT would also be welcomed.” During the meeting, the CM constituted a committee comprising Maulana Abdul Sattar, Mian Muhammad Ahsan, Hafiz Amaar Yasir, Rescue 1122 DG Dr. Rizwan Naseer, PDMA DG, Huzaifa Rafiq, and Salman Hamid, which will prepare a plan in collaboration with NWT for the rehabilitation of the flood victims and the repair of damaged houses. The CM further added, “The BWT will also establish maternity care container clinics in the affected areas and different commodities, medicines, and tents will be provided jointly”.