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.