Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed grief and sorrow over the human and material losses in the flash floods triggered by rain. The premier offered to provide all the necessary assistance to the provincial governments to deal with the floods.
The PM directed all departments concerned to maintain close liaison with the provincial governments for a coordinated response to the flood situation. Sources said that the PM has directed the Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed to keep a close watch on the developments regarding floods and to remain in touch with National Disaster Management Authority officials on an hourly basis.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2013.