LAHORE - The Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has issued initial report of losses due to rain and flood in the province.
According to details, land area of 12 lakh acres and crops over four lakh acres were badly affected while over 790 persons were injured. PDMA DG Capt (r) Muhammad Asif said this while addressing a meeting on Thursday. He said the PDMA is regularly serving food three times a day to 3433 affectees at 175 relief camps.
He said 4616 houses were completely destroyed while 9557 houses were partially damaged due to flood whereas 1620 villages and five lakh persons were affected in 20 districts. The DG said that they will continue assistance to the affectees unless they are rehabilitated. Final report of losses in the flood-hit areas will be compiled after receding of the floodwater, he asserted.
Chief Secretary Punjab Javed Aslam has directed the Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and Local Government and Community Development Department (LG&CD) to arrange for the receding of floodwater, on Thursday.
Chief Secretary Punjab Javed Aslam was presiding over a meeting to review flood relief activities in the province at Civil Secretariat, Lahore. Additional Chief Secretary Mirza Sohail Aamir, Secretary Information and Culture Momin Agha, Secretary Irrigation Capt (R) Zahid Saeed, Secretary Local Government Jawad Rafique Malik, Home Secretary Maj (R) Azam Salman Khan, Secretary Implementation and Coordination Ali Tahir, DG Rescue-1122 Dr Rizwan Naseer, Additional Secretary Information and Culture Syed Tahir Raza Hamdani and officials of PDMA and Livestock Department participated in the meeting.
The Chief Secretary instructed that district government should make utmost efforts for the receding of floodwater and to provide relief to the victims of flood.