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Flood water damaged wheat stock in affected areas.

LAHORE, August 19, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Flash flood water which brought havoc in all 12 affected districts of the Punjab province also damaged wheat stock of Food Department. Secretary Food Punjab, Sqn Ldr Muhammad Irfan Elahi while talking to reporter on Thursday from Muzaffargarh said flood water entered in two of the godowns which damaged the first two layers of gunny bags while remaining stocked wheat is safe. SFP said he was personally supervising the rescue operation in all badly affected areas and all efforts are being made to drain out the water from the godown premises on top priority. He said a strategy had been evolved to save the wheat stock from flood-rain hazards. Instructions were already issued to all Divisional, District and Tehsil level officers well in time for adopting precautionary measures in view of forthcoming monsoon season. He said no one can avoid disaster like current unprecedented super flood but losses can be minimised through good governance and timely prompt action. Irfan Elahi said Chief Minister Punjab had already directed to save the wheat stock from rain/flood hazards. He said that he would stay in southern Punjab and visit all godowns unless the entire wheat stock is not secured. All officers had directed to ensure wheat stock stored in better condition, he said.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Aug 19, 2010
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