KASUR-Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that surprise visits help in better assessment of situation and getting firsthand knowledge of public problems. He pledged to continue surprise visits to Ramazan Bazaars to ensure provision of relief to the public.

Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif stated during a surprise visit to Kasur where he went around various stalls at Railway Station Ramazan Bazaar and inspected prices and quality of daily-use items here on Sunday.

According to official sources, the chief minister reached the district through helicopter, which landed at DPS School from where the chief minister boarded a bus and left for Railway Station Ramazan Bazaar. DPO Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi and DCO Ammara Khan accompanied him. At the bazaar, Shehbaz Sharif inspected the prices and quality of fruits, vegetables, flour, sugar, chicken and other daily-use items. He expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements made at the bazaar and praised DPO Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi and officials concerned for ensuring foolproof security. He also enquired from the citizens about the quality of foodstuffs and subsidy being provided at the bazaar. Talking to the consumers at the bazaar, Shehbaz Sharif said that purpose of his visit is to review arrangements for providing relief to the common man.

The CM also visited DHQ Hospital and inspected medical facilities being provided to patients. He went round different wards of the hospital and enquired from the patients about the standard of facilities and services they are being rendered. On the occasion, the CM reprimanded hospital’s administration for keeping air-conditioners off in the extreme heat. He reminded them that provision of best medical facilities in the hospital is their responsibility, adding that if the facilities are not being provided to the patients then the officials concerned have no right to stay on their posts. The CM also listened to the staff’s complaints and assured the newly-recruited employees of payment of their two months pending salaries. He also announced Rs50,000 for the treatment of a deserving patient.

Later, the CM’s helicopter landed near Azan brick-kiln located in Arah Village to check child labour. The CM expressed his displeasure when he found a 17-year-old boy Ali Raza working at the kiln and directed the DCO and DPO to ensure his admission in school.

Shehbaz Sharif showered the DPO with praise over the steps taken for the eradication of child labour and asked him to keep continue the efforts to uproot the menace.