LAHORE: Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz has sought a report about the death of animals in Cholistan due to a shortage of water and directed commissioner Bahawalpur to visit the affected areas for providing every possible assistance to the affectees.

The livestock and wildlife departments should take immediate steps to protect animals; he said and demanded a report about the assessment of animals’ loss. He further directed to relocate the humans and animals near water reserves adding that the situation should be monitored round-the-clock and fodder, water, and eatables be arranged for locals and their animals. The administration should leave no stone unturned to provide relief to the population, he further said.