LAHORE- Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed the authorities to ensure payment of first installment of financial assistance to the flood affectees.

Chairing a meeting of the provincial Cabinet Committee on Flood Relief in Lahore, he said flood victims are being compensated for their losses in days and not in months.

He said the losses caused to crops, houses and livestock would be compensated on the basis of survey. He also ensured financial assistance would also be provided to those who have lost their means of livelihood. The Punjab Chief Minister directed the Cabinet Committee to visit Jhang, Muzaffargarh and Multan today to review the process of payment.

Shahbaz Sharif said special bonus would be given to the staff working during holidays. Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority briefed meeting about the process of disbursement of financial assistance among the flood hit people.