Published: Monday 31 August 1998

The Punjab government in Pakistan has allocated Rs 4.4 million for flood protection arrangements, which will include services of the Pakistan Army. According to Chaudhry Shaukat Daud, Punjab relief and revenue minister, the government had made available Rs 2.8 million to the Pakistan Army for repairing of motorboats and procuring gunpowder that might be used to cause an emergency breach of a river embankment. Police's share in the allocation was Rs 5 lakh for improvement of its wireless system. Rs 4.6 lakh had been earmarked for flood warning.

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