Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif visits Jhang

Published: September 9, 2014
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Addressing the affected people, the chief minister said that he would make all efforts to provide relief to them. PHOTO: NNI

Addressing the affected people, the chief minister said that he would make all efforts to provide relief to them. PHOTO: NNI

JHANG: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif surveyed Jhang city on Tuesday to monitor flood developments in the region, Express News reported.

Irrigation Secretary of Punjab, Mian Yawar Zaman, and Jhang’s chief engineer briefed CM Shahbaz Sharif on the current situation and threat level to the city.

With the possibility of 0.8million cusecs of water entering Jhang, CM Shahbaz Sharif urged locals to vacate their homes and go elsewhere.

“I request the people of this area to please leave and vacate their homes. This is not a small flood, it is the biggest flood in our history,” said Sharif.

Many residents, however, were reluctant to leave, fearing their belongings would be stolen.

Sharif said it was his responsibility to get everyone out and if locals failed to comply with instructions, they would be forced out.

“We will first plead and request everyone to get out. If people do not listen, they will be forced out,” Sharif said.

Further, Sharif requested the media to guide flood victims, before heading towards Chiniot.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Ranjha
    Sep 9, 2014 - 2:49PM

    What a pathetic actor the little Sharif is! Look at the “sailab zadgan” around him–all clean shaven government lackies in pants and shirts with smart phones in hand!

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  • shanii
    Sep 9, 2014 - 2:59PM

    this guay is seen in Monsoon wearing long shoes and prefers to stay in flood water.he appears to be stunt of Hollywood movie.one may ask him what he’s done in previous 7years to avoid flood devastation..only what you will get certainly he will tell that we have strengthen democracy.one would ponder about is it the case that flood come where there it is held?Recommend

  • liaqat ali
    Sep 9, 2014 - 3:25PM

    Leading from the front. Unlike the two airconditioned container dwellers.

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  • Ishrat Salim
    Sep 9, 2014 - 7:06PM

    He is ensuring that their family property is safe & bund built to divert flood water to other areas….this was shown on ” khara such ” program yesterday….

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Sep 9, 2014 - 7:07PM

    Time and again I am seeing both brothers PM Nawaz and CM Shahbaz visiting flooded areas but for what other than cheap popularity, self projection and photo sessions. 1stly they being the rulers should have taken remedial steps months ago because each year floods hit Pakistan during peak summer months so the rulers must take cognizance of the situation to minimize the damage but I doubt any such actions are taken. We do not need words but actions. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi

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