- PM Shehbaz Sharif visits Balochistan district Sohbatpur.
- Says controlling disease outbreak is crucial.
- Orders immediate resolution of drinking water problems in Sohbatpur.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday warned of a perilous outbreak of water and vector-borne diseases while ordering the rapid dewatering of the flooded areas during his visit to Balochistan’s Sohbatpur district.
“Infectious diseases are spreading in the flood-affected areas. Controlling the outbreak is crucial,” the premier said.
PM Shehbaz cautioned that dealing with disease outbreak will become difficult if measures to limit the spread are not taken.
Appropriate steps should be taken for dewatering with the help of additional machinery and resources, he stressed.
Balochistan chief secretary, while briefing the prime minister on the ongoing efforts to deal with flood-related damages, said that 128 roads in the province were dilapidated, out of which 91 have been restored. He further stated that a plan of Rs11 billion has been worked out for livestock rehabilitation.
PM Shehbaz Sharif also ordered the district administration to immediately resolve the drinking water problems in Sohbatpur.
The prime minister reviewed the relief arrangements and later addressed the flood victims in the area.
Balochistan CM ‘not attentive’ towards Sohbatpur: Saleem Khosa
Meanwhile, Balochistan MNA Saleem Khosa complained that Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudus Bizenjo is “not attentive” towards Sohbatpur.
“There is no arrangement for dewatering the land in this area,” he claimed.