A delegation of Scotland-based importers showed keen interest in Pakistan-made sports goods during their visit to several industrial units here on Tuesday.

Led by Ms Annie Howie, the Scotland importers witnessed the production of sports goods and international craftsmanship of Sialkot based artisans. They also showed keen interest in the direct import of Sialkot made sports goods from Pakistan instead of purchasing the same from the other countries on higher prices.

They also visited Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). The mission head discussed in details the matters of mutual interest with SCCI President Mansur Ahmed. She highly hailed the unique export culture of Sialkot.

TWO SUSPENDED: The district administration suspended two tube well operators of Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) Sialkot for their negligence.

They had committed negligence and not timely change the filters of the TMA filtration plants. The district coordination officer conducted a surprising visit to several water filtration plants being run by the TMA in Sialkot city's congested Muhallah Chah Tarkhaana, Murray College Road and Beri Wala Chowk. He found two tube well operators namely Khawar and Husnain negligent in their duties.

He expressed dismay and grave concern over the poor performance of the concerned officials of Sialkot TMA, which remained unable to ensure cleanliness and in time changing of the filters of the various water filtration plants. He also ordered strict departmental probe against the negligent TMA officials.

He appointed the Tehsil Municipal Officer (TMO) Zafar Qureshi as an inquiry officer. He visited the Trauma Center Sialkot and inspected various wards.

and inquired after the patients' health, asked about the provision of the medicines and other facilities.

He directed the management to improve their medical and health services. He also ordered the immediate removal of the parking stand from in front of the main gate of the trauma centre.

Safdar Medical College Sialkot Principal Zafar Ali was also present. He also visited the THQ hospitals in Daska and Sambrial. He directed the officials concerned to ensure the attendance of all the doctors and paramedical staff there for providing health facilities to the local people at local level.