CS inspects border check-posts to curb fertilizers smuggling.

Chief Secretary Punjab Kamran Ali Afzal visited border check-posts in Dera Ghazi Khan to review the steps being taken to curb fertilizers smuggling. He inspected Sakhi Sarwar, Rakhi Gauj and Bawata check-posts and reviewed the arrangements there.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary said that the coordinated efforts of the administration, police, border military police and agriculture department have put an end to the illegal transportation of fertilizers out of the province. He directed the officers to verify vehicles carrying fertilizer at the check-posts through the online portal, besides continuing the strict checking of trucks leaving the province. The Chief Secretary said that after registering an FIR, the confiscated fertilizer should be sold in the market at a fixed price. He also praised the spirit of the personnel performing duty at the check-posts in harsh weather.

Political Assistant Ikram Malik briefed the Chief Secretary said that 2469 bags of urea fertilizer that were being illegally transported out of the province were seized at the Sakhi Sarwar check-post and were sold at the fixed price in the areas of Choti Zerin, Shah Sadar Din and Jhok Uotra. He said that as per the instructions of the provincial government, CCTV cameras have been installed and staff of administration, police, border military police, agriculture department and customs have been deployed at all the check posts. South Punjab Captain (r) Saqib Zafar, Commissioner and RPO DG Khan were also present.

Kamran Ali also visited DHQ Hospital and sites of various development projects

The Chief Secretary also visited the DHQ Hospital and the sites of various development projects. He inspected the emergency and other wards at the hospital and inquired the patients about the provision of medical facilities and medicines to them. He asked the patients if they are facing any difficulty in their treatment. The patients and their attendants said that doctors conduct regular check-up and provide free medicines to them.

The Chief Secretary expressed satisfaction over the arrangements in the hospital, with a direction to further improve them. He also inspected the sites of Sardar Fateh Mohammad Khan Buzdar Institute of Cardiology, Mother and Child Hospital and under-construction Panahgah at DHQ Hospital and issued necessary instructions. The Chief Secretary appreciated the pace of work on the projects, besides issuing orders to ensure their timely completion. He...

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