Mandi Bahauddin (Sher Gondal) : Nawabzada Tahir ul Mulk, Adviser to CM on social welfare and Baitul Maal has said that Punjab government is on alert to provide relief to public during expected floods and rains. All measures have been completed across the province to contain floods to rivers natural channels and mitigate their effects on people residing in low lying areas. He said this during a briefing session held at DC office.
Earlier DC Shaukat Ali, during briefing, told the advisor that protective embankments, spurs, dikes on side of both the rivers Chenab and Jhelum have been inspected and strengthen where they were eroded and found weak.
The equipment like boats and life jackets have also been inspected and they are in serviceable condition. Drains in the area have be cleansed and de-silted for smooth flow of rain water.
The ferrymen have been instructed to suspend ferry service when there is possibility of flash floods. Irrigation department has been put on alert to monitor flow in the rivers for giving early warning to the inhabitants of Bela.
The Adviser further stressed the need to recheck embankments and spurs for their fitness to sustain pressure of heavy floods and fitness of boats and other equipment required to be used in relief operation in case there is emergency.