President: Authorities urged to gear up relief efforts

Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed serious concern over the damages caused to human lives and to the property across the country by recent floods triggered by heavy Monsoon rains.

Expressing his concern, the President has called upon all the concerned authorities to gear up efforts to provide relief to the affected people including provision of shelter and medical assistance to the displaced population.

The President said that special needs and requirements of the children and women must be taken into account while making relief arrangements. The President also called upon the provincial authorities to chalk out comprehensive plans and strategies for rehabilitation of the affected population keeping in view past experience.

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