Shahbaz Sharif directs departments to cope with rains, floods

A man walks through floods on East Battery Street as storm surge and rain water from Hurricane Matthew hit Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. October 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed departments concerned to remain vigilant to cope with any eventuality or emergency situation in the wake of torrential rains and floods.

Presiding over the cabinet committee in Lahore on Thursday, he directed the irrigation department to complete repair of embankments of rivers.