ON THE DIRECTIVES OF CM SINDH SENIOR MEMBER BOARD OF REVENUE/RELIEF VISITS DYKES

Shakeel Khan
SUKKUR: On the directives of CM Sindh, Senior member Board of Revenue/Relief Commissioner Sindh Malik Israr Hussain in connection to expected flood at river Indus visited different dykes in Sukkur and reviewed steps taken in advance to handle the expected situation there. He reviewed P.Point of Ali Wahan dyke near Rohri and got briefing regarding required relief goods needed during the expected situation including machinery, relief camps, life saving boats and others and also reviewed steps taken by district administration, district health department, livestock and irrigation departments. On this occasion, Commissioner Sukkur Division Muhammad Abbas Baloch informed senior member Board of Revenue/Relief Commissioner Sindh that due to expected flood all the effective steps have been taken to shift residents of kachha areas to other safe places. Meanwhile, health, relief and rescue teams remain there present all the time to face any emergency situation, he added. Malik Israr Hussain said taking effective steps and saving people affected from flood, is a top priority of all of us. He told that purpose of visiting here is to providing government a detailed report regarding all the process so far, so that in the light of that report, Federal as well as Provincial governments may become well aware regarding the ground situation and the necessities and accordingly may do their work properly. He further said, it is also our purpose to generate valuable suggestions by the residents of these areas that how to handle the expected flood situation. Malik Israr Hussain said that the contingency plan of year 2014 of the Irrigation Department is also under review process and suggestions will be given to higher authorities to act upon it. It is top priority of the Sindh Government to save people from harms/ damages of the expected flood, he added. On this occasion the officers of the district administration and other concerned departments were also present.