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CM Shahbaz asks provincial cabinet committee for flood to remain fully alert.

LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday directed the Provincial Cabinet Committee for Flood to complete all necessary arrangements with regard to monsoon season and possible flood and added that all relevant departments should remain fully alert.

'Provincial and federal agencies should work in a coordinated way and best possible arrangements should be ensured to deal with any emergency situation. The relevant departments and other agencies should perform their duties in a coordinated manner,' he added.

He said, 'The concerned departments should evolve emergency plan with regard to rains and possible flood. Repair and maintenance work of embankments of rivers should be completed as soon as possible and report should be presented after inspection of rivers' embankments and spurs.'

He said, 'Cabinet committee should initiate indiscriminate action against the elements involved in illegal breaches. Health Department should have sufficient quantity of all the necessary medicines including anti-venom vaccine.'

The Chief Minister further said that he would personally supervise the steps taken with regard to monsoon and possible floods.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jul 14, 2017
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