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JHANG: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited the flood-hit Chund Bharwana on Tuesday amid downtrodden who rushed at who rushed towards the arrival point of CM with anger as he delayed.

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The chief minister was scheduled to reach Chund Bharwana at 10am to distribute food and other relief items among the flood hit people. A great number of people had gathered there in waiting for his arrival. However, anguished people who were already suffering from the catastrophe of floods lost their patience and pounced upon the trucks loaded with relief goods at about 12:30pm.

Consequently, a chaotic situation has stemmed and people grapple with one another and the authorities miserably failed to control the unruly mob. The flood victims were still on charge when the CM landed at Chund Bharwana.

Shahbaz Sharif began his speech and tried to calm down the enraged people but of no use.

The CM also visited Kot Khera where he ordered the mills to pay dues to sugarcanes growers within 48 hours as a number of farmers staged a demonstration, seeking his help in recovering their massive dues from the mills.

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He said that Punjab government would amend for the losses of water pumps and tube wells which have been submerged by the heavy floods.

“For every casualty in floods, the government will pay Rs 1.6m to the family and every flood-affected family will be given Rs25, 000 before Eid,” he said.

Meanwhile, while his visit to Toba Tek Singh, the CM announced that a concrete dike would be built on the Ravi near the Head Sidhnai to save the villages located near Pirmahal.

Addressing the flood hit people in Mai Safooran relief camp; he said the floods had caused the worst devastation in the history of Pakistan.

He ordered the concerned authorities to construct the damaged roads and schools in the shortest possible period. He also ordered the officials to provide mutton and chicken in meals to the flood affecters.

Moreover, the visit was planned for Monday but it was postponed over which the flood victims had raised ‘Go Nawaz Go’ slogans, however, no such incident took place on Tuesday. There were strict security arrangements around the relief camp and the helipad.

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