BAHAWALPUR- The populated areas of Cholistan desert were being supplied with water regularly through water bladders and pipelines, and there was no shortage of water there, claimed the Cholistan Development Authority.

The CDA managing director said that the four water supply schemes in the desert were fully operational and providing un-interrupted supply of water for both the human being and livestock. Mr Iqbal Hussain in a report said that free medical camps would be set up at Kala Pahar and Kheer Sir. He said that a veterinary health camp would be set up at Chapu on April 19 with the participation of specialist doctors from Bahawal Victoria Hospital.

He said that under a joint venture, medicines were being provided for the people while the Livestock Department would vaccinate the animals. He said that 10 mobile veterinary dispensaries had provided treatments for 5,116 animals. He also claimed that the government and the CDA jointly attended 1,397 animals. Meanwhile, rural health centre has provided health services for 364 patients while mobile medical teams attended 11 patients in the area, he concluded.

Collective efforts sought for peace: The state minister for education said that every citizen is responsible for ensuring peace in Pakistan.

Talking to the media after the distribution of cheques to the injured person of Islamabad bomb blast, Blighur Rehman said that Pakistan was passing through a critical phase and it was the national responsibility to make it a safe place to live in. The minister said  He further said that the loss of life cannot be compensated. He further said that on the issue of dialogues with the Taliban, the government and the Army were on the same page.

The minister elaborated that how efforts were being made to make Islamabad a model city in terms of security arrangements. He said that political forces were getting united on the national issues.