ISLAMABAD President Asif Ali Zardari in his capacity as PPP Co-Chairman has directed the ruling party organisations to remain vigilant on flash floods in various parts of the country and organise rescue and relief missions. He has also directed the party workers as well as leaders to set up emergency medical and relief centres to help alleviate the sufferings of the flood affected people. The President also asked senior party leadership to personally monitor the situation and submit reports to him. Earlier, he expressed profound grief over the loss of lives and property due to floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as in some other parts of the country. According to the presidential spokesman Farhatullah Barbar, the current wave of flash floods caused by torrential and incessant rains for the past three days has caused the death of at least 60 people, washing of hundreds of mud houses in rural areas and displacement of tens of thousand people in several districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Deaths and widespread destruction of property have been reported in Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi and other districts of the province. The spokesman said that President who has been in touch with relevant authorities monitoring the floods has called for reports on the steps already taken and those proposed to be taken to alleviate the sufferings of the flood affected people. Presidency also took serious note of the reports that some people were marooned in floodwaters and had been complaining about inadequacy of relief measures. It asked the provincial government and other relevant agencies to immediately look into these reports and redress grievances of the victims.