ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday visited flood-hit areas in the district of Rahim Yar Khan.
During the visit of Chachran, PM expressed satisfaction over the local government for its measures taken for rescue and relief in flood-hit areas, said a report published on Radio Pakistan.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also directed the local administration to be careful about more rains and to take precautionary measures for conditions getting worst. He asked them to deploy more helicopters and boats there to tackle any rescue emergency.
On PM’s arrival at a flood relief camp in Chachran District Coordination Officer Rahim Yar Khan Capt (retd) Muhammad Zafar Iqbal briefed him on the floods. During the briefing DCO said that 66 mauzas of the Chachran are under water as 556,000 cusec water in River Indus is passing through, 41,396 acres of crops are under water of flood, 34,715 locals have been rescued and taken to safe areas and 53,809 cattle have been vaccinated against the spread of waterborne diseases.
The DCO further informed the PM that 21 flood relief camps have been set up there to meet the needs of 56,000 flood affected people.
During the PM’s visit of the flood-hit areas of the district, Punjab Chief Secretary Khizar Hayyat Gondal and Commissioner Rahim Yar Khan accompanied him. PM had the aerial view of the flood affected areas with them.
Pakistan Army troops have reached villages near Dera Ghazi Khan and have started rescued operations in flood affected areas