LAHORE     -    President PTI Texas Rashid Bukhari presented a cheque of three million rupees to Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi for CM Flood Relief Fund at his office on Monday. GM Faletti’s Hotel Ir­shad B. Anjum and Shahid Butt, who came all the way from Canada, also gave the cheques for the amount announced during the telethon to the CM for the flood relief fund. Speaking on the occasion, CM Parvez Elahi appreciated the passion of expa­triates to help the flood victims. He told the expats that with the money collected in the fund, the re­habilitation of the flood victims is going on by the provincial government. “It is a pity that the feder­al government did not help the flood victims of Punjab; he regretted and mentioned that the federal government did not pay even a penny for the rehabilitation of the flood victims of Punjab. The behaviour of the federal government is re­grettable and condemnable in every way, he said.

The CM said that the passion of overseas Paki­stanis who gave money on the appeal of Imran Khan is appreciable as billions of rupees had been collected on his appeal. “Expatriates have proved, on every occasion, that they are loyal to Imran Khan. Opponents only make up words while Im­ran Khan shows by doing”, he stated. Parvez Elahi further said the provincial government was fulfill­ing the responsibility of rehabilitation of all flood victims with its resources and donations from philanthropists and overseas Pakistanis. “I took the lead to visit Rajanpur, Taunsa and DG Khan to inspect the flood-affected areas there”, he said. Rashid Bukhari said that all were duty-bound to help the needy while Shahid Butt stated that CM Parvez Elahi was rendering valuable services to the flood victims. Irshad B. Anjum said that every­one should come forward to help and rehabilitate the flood victims