September 06, 2014 – BR Report –
Punjab Minister for Minority Affairs and Human Rights/Incharge Flood Control Plan Faisalabad Division Sardar Tahir Khalil Sandhu has directed the concerned departments to take immediate measures to cope with the worst situation arising out of the heavy rains and rapid relief activities should be ensured to lessen the people’s difficulties due to the rain water.
He said this while presiding over an emergency meeting held at DCO office committee room to review the implementation of flood control plan. The minister said that the Punjab CM has assigned responsibilities concerned departments to monitor relief activities during the heavy rains in the different parts of the Punjab.
He directed the WASA officers and others concerned departments to remain active in the field and to ensure immediate drainage of rain water from the low lying areas. He said that the Crisis Management Centres of WASA should be active and functional around the clock. He emphasised upon utilisation of all possible resources for drainage of rain water.
He appreciated the establishment of District Flood Control Emergency Centre in DCO office for ensuring the co-ordination among the concerned departments for speedily relief operation in case of any untoward incident. Meanwhile, the Minister Khalil Tahir Sandhu also visited Flood Emergency Control Room and was given briefing by DCO Noorul Amin Mengal and MD WASA about the measures taken for flood control.
Later, the minister took a round of different localities of the city and inspected the situation of rain water. He also went to Kaleem Shaheed Colony No 2 and met with the family of deceased Abdul Majeed who died in the incident of roof collapse of power loom factory.
He expressed sympathies with the family and said that the Punjab CM has provided financial assistance of 0.5 million rupees for them. Members of Parliament Sh Ejaz Ahmad, Dr Najma Afzal, Haji Khalid Saeed, Madiha Rana, Haji Ilyas Ansari, DCO Noorul Amin Mengal, MD WASA Syed Zahid Aziz and other concerned officers were also present on the occasion.