Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar visited Gujranwala and Hafizabad on Saturday. He also visited the District Police Lines, Teaching Hospital, Gujranwala Development Authority (GDA), Model Police Station and Government Leather Technology in Gujranwala, while also reviewing the cleanliness situation in the city. He expressed annoyance over poor cleanliness situation and ordered the removal of the deputy commissioner Gujranwala over negligence on duty. He also ordered the suspension of the director general of GDA over complaints of corruption in the authority during the tenure of the previous government and announced that the CM Inspection Team will investigate the corruption complaints. During the visit of the Teaching Hospital and a meeting held at the Circuit House, he ordered the removal of the chief executive officer health from the post while taking notice of the complaints against the health facilities. He also announced that the CM Inspection Team will hold inquiry into the corruption complaints in the Water & Sanitation Agency. Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan and Spokesman for CM Punjab Dr Shahbaz Gill also accompanied the CM. In the District Police Lines, he visited the memorial of martyrs and paid tribute to the sacrifices of the martyrs. He said those who sacrificed their today for the sake of the peaceful tomorrow are the real heroes of the nation. He said the peace in the country is the result of their sacrifices. He also planted a sampling in the District Police Lines and prayed for the success of the tree plantation. The CM also talked affectionately to the children of police officers. He also visited the Resource Management Centre at the police lines where he was briefed about the centre. The CM visited the Gujranwala Teaching Hospital. He inspected the trauma centre, gynaecology ward and other departments of the hospital. He inquired about the health of patients and asked them about the provision of medical facilities and medicines. While taking immediate notice on the complaints of some of patients about the treatment facilities, he directed the hospital administration to provide them medical facilities. He said the cleanliness arrangements should be improved in hospitals and damaged ceiling should be repaired. He said the emergency should be extended keeping in view rush of patients and the number of operation theatres should also be increased. “Shortage of doctors and nurses should be overcome and process of setting up of new ward of 100 beds should be reviewed. Necessary equipment will be provided at priority to the hospital,” the CM assured, adding that a new package is being brought about for specialists and anaesthetists. He also asked the doctors and nurses about their problems and assured them to resolve their problems. He said he has come here to resolve the problems of patients, doctors and paramedical staff. He said improving healthcare system is his mission and he is personally visiting hospitals for this purpose. He said patients should not have any complaint in hospitals. He listened to problems about GDA during his visit to the authority. He said GDA has a vital role in the development of the city and “we will make GDA the best institution. Corruption will not be tolerated”. The CM also visited Model Police Station in Model Town and inspected various sections of the police station. He also talked to the accused persons in the lock-up and checked the daily record of the police station. He visited the conference room and the female staff room. The CM, on the occasion, directed police officials to support the oppressed and stop the aggressors. He said he will admire the good work of the police and will encourage the police officials for their good performance. He said he will not tolerate any injustice with the person who comes to the police station to get his problem resolved. He said the police should make themselves public’s police. He said police officers should hold open courts regularly and resolve problems of the people. Later, the CM reached the Gujranwala Institute of Leather Technology and visited the laboratories and other sections of the institute. He was briefed about diplomas and courses offered by the institute. He said the youth can get jobs by developing their skills and Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority institutes have a vital role in providing skills to the youth. He said the youth are “our asset and we will provide them jobs by imparting them skills”. The industries secretary briefed the CM about the performance of the institute. A meeting was presided over by the CM at the Circuit House. Published in Daily Times, January 13th 2019.