BAHAWALPUR    -   The Islamia University of Bahawal­pur (IUB) Vice Chancellor (VC) Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob has said that teachers and students of the univer­sity are working round the clock to provide relief and rehabilitation in flood-affected areas. 

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference on the ongoing flood relief campaign of the university at the Abbasia campus on Wednesday. 

He said that the flood relief cam­paign was started in the IUB on the instructions of Governor Punjab Engr Baligh-ur-Rahman and relief activi­ties have started from Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan campuses. 

IUB Senior Tutor Office and Per­forming Art Society, Directorate of Students Affairs in collaboration with Lucky Snacks are dispatching relief supplies to the flood-affected areas of Jampur city of the district Rajanpur. 

The supplies include ration packs for 500 families, 50 tents, 20 gas stoves, and 1,000 bottles of water. He said that the teachers and students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur will distribute these relief materials to the affected areas. 

A part from this, the focal person of the university’s flood relief campaign, Prof Dr Asif Naveed Ranjha Chair­man Department of Social Work has organised flood relief camps on vari­ous campuses in which students and female philanthropists have also sub­mitted relief materials and donations. 

He said that our faculty member arranged shoes for 400 people in the affected areas of Dera Ghazi Khan as their belongings were swept away in the flash floods.

Chairman Department of Plant Pathology Prof Dr Naveed Aslam Mulghani is coordinating relief ac­tivities in DGK. The VC said that the University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences will soon provide vaccines and medicines for cattle. 

A medical team will also be posted to the flooded areas under the lead­ership of University Chief Medical Of­ficer Dr Usman Cheema.