July 13, 2017
CM asks provincial cabinet committee for flood to remain fully alert
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif directed the Provincial Cabinet Committee for Flood to complete all necessary arrangements with regard to monsoon season and possible flood and added that all relevant departments should remain fully alert on Thursday.
“Provincial and federal agencies should work in a coordinated way and best possible arrangements should be ensured to deal with any emergency situation. The relevant departments and other agencies should perform their duties in a coordinated manner,” he added.
Shahbaz said that “The concerned departments should evolve emergency plan with regard to rains and possible flood. Repair and maintenance work of embankments of rivers should be completed as soon as possible and report should be presented after inspection of rivers’ embankments and spurs.”
He said that “Cabinet committee should initiate indiscriminate action against the elements involved in illegal breaches. Health Department should have sufficient quantity of all the necessary medicines including anti-venom vaccine.”
The chief minister further said that he would personally supervise the steps taken with regard to monsoon and possible floods.
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