Islamabad: As a part of President’s regular interactions with the elected representatives as well as concerned government officials of the flood affected areas of Sindh, President Zardari today monitored the flood relief activities in three districts of Sindh namely Badin, Tando Allahyar and Benazirabad through satellite video conferencing.
From the special Flood Control Cell of Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President visited and interacted with the elected representatives and DCO of the three districts and inquired about the situation there.
Spokesperson Mr. Farhatullah Babar said that during today’s video conferencing Ms. Faryal Talpur, Syed Naveed Qamar, Dr. Babar Awan, Secretary General to the President Mr. M. Salman Faruqui, Ms. Farahnaz Ispahani, Ms. Sughra Imam and Ms. Mehreen Anwer Raja were also present besides other senior officials. Chief Minister Sindh was participating in the video conferencing from the control room of CM House Karachi.
The President inquired about the latest situation vis-à-vis relief efforts and availability of food, medicines and other supplies. The President was informed that over two million affectees of nearly 12000 villages of the three districts have been provided with nearly eight hundred thousand family packs along with one hundred thirty thousand tents and other necessary items including blankets, water purification units, de-watering pumps, drinking water, mosquito nets and rice bags.
The concerned DCO also informed the President about health facilities and availability of medicines in these districts along with other steps taken in light of the President’s earlier directives to prevent outbreak of various diseases.
The President directed Sindh Chief Minister Sindh to be present in Mirpurkhas along with the concerned cabinet members during the next video conferencing next week. He asked the Chief Minster to personally monitor relief activities and to send cabinet members in different parts of Mirpurkhas district to address problems of the affected people. He also said that he would continue to visit flood areas through video conferencing to step up relief activities.
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