President visits flood hit areas, ensures relief and rehabilitation for affectees

Visits Benazirabad, directs CM SIndh to personally monitor relief and rehabilitation efforts.


September 07, 2011

NAWABSHAH: President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said the government would not spare any effort to provide relief to the flood victims and rehabilitate them at the earliest.

He also called upon the well-to-do and affluent people to assist the government in this task. The President was talking to flood victims here at Zardari House after taking an aerial view of the flooded areas of Benazirabad district. Chief Minister (CM) of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Faryal Talpur were also present in the meetings with flood victims.

The president, who arrived here earlier in the day to witness the widespread devastation caused by the heavy floods in Sindh, took an aerial view of the flood devastated areas of Kazi Ahmad, Sakrand and Daur in Benazirabad district.

Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that President Zardari directed the Sindh CM to personally monitor the situation and ensure that the victims were given relief and rehabilitated.

The President, who will stay in Benazirabad tonight, besides meeting the flood victims’ families will also hold review meetings with concerned officials to assess the damage caused and review relief measures, including the scale of damage, measures being taken to evacuate the people still trapped, the relief camps set-up to provide shelter, food and health care to the displaced people.

He will also be informed about the vast scale damage to the crops, property, livestock and the communication network.

Earlier Zardari had directed the National Disaster Management Authority, the federal and the provincial governments to utilize all available resources to provide relief to the affected people.

COMMENTS (15)

Shahh Muhammad | 10 years ago | Reply

This is way to work in a right direction because a huge gap between the rulers and ruled caused a much damage to the nation in past. Therefore, interaction with the people will enable the democracy to flourish.

Asad | 10 years ago | Reply

The caption should have been something like

"President visits flood hit areas of Nawabshah only, ensures relief and rehabilitation for affectees of his home city"

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