Multan: State Finance Minister Sardar Mohsin Khan Leghari met flood victims in Muhammadpur and Fadirpur and distributed tents, food and other relief items.
Leghari distributes tents among flood victims . Dera Ghazi Khan Commissioner Muhammad Usman Anwar, Rjanpur Deputy Commissioner Arif Rahim, Jampur Deputy Commissioner Abghyne Khan and other officials were also present.
The finance minister said the Punjab provincial government had declared the flood-hit areas a disaster, after which he said flood victims would be exempt from water charges and other government taxes.
Declaring a state of emergency above, the Deputy Commissioner was given full authority over spending in flood-affected areas.
The minister added that floods from mountain streams must be given a safe route to the river. Commissioner Uthman Anwar said the floods were the most devastating in 60 years.