Crackdown against profiteers to continue: Shehbaz

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif paid a surprise visit to Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Hospital and Ramadan Bazaar Bedian Road without protocol, Saturday.
Even the staff of Chief Minister, district administration and Pakistan Muslim League-N office-bearers did not know about the visit of the Chief Minister. Shehbaz Sharif reviewed availability of medical facilities in Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Hospital whereas prices and quality of essential commodities, fruits, vegetables and pulses in Ramadan Bazaar.
He asked patients in the hospital and their attendants about medical facilities being provided in gynae ward, pharmacy, sanitation arrangements, provision of medicines and attitude of medical staff. The patients and attendants appreciated setting up of the hospital and availability of healthcare facilities and medicines. They expressed satisfaction over the conduct of doctors and paramedics. A patient
in gynae ward described the hospital as a blessing.
Later, the Chief Minister paid a surprise visit to Sasta Ramadan Bazaar at Bedian Road arranged by Wahga Town. He went to Ramadan bazaar, straight from the hospital without any protocol.
Talking to consumers, the Chief Minister said that crackdown is also continuing against profiteers. People including elderly persons, women and youth informed the Chief Minister that the prices of edible items are lower in Ramadan bazaars than the open market while their quality is better. The persons visiting Ramadan bazaars expressed their satisfaction over the quality and prices of essential commodities.

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