Published On: Tue, Aug 20th, 2019
Published in Category: Lahore

CM Punjab reviews precautionary measures for possible flood situation

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a high level meeting in Lahore on Monday to review precautionary measures for the possible flood situation due to discharge of over 200,000 cusec water by India in river Sutlej.

The meeting also discussed rescue and relief operation in case of flood situation on both banks of the river.

The meeting was briefed that India has released water in Sutlej River without any prior intimation and around one hundred thousand cusecs flood water is likely to pass through the Ganda Singhwala Headworks on Tuesday.

It was informed that eighty-one relief camps have already been established in flood prone areas.

Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister directed the concerned authorities to ensure the timely evacuation of people from affected areas.

He said that people should be shifted to safer places and directed to provide all essential items in the relief camps and there should not be shortage of any item.