LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif while expressing deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives due to syrup, on Saturday ordered to seize all the stock of imported raw material being used for the preparation of syrup and saying action must be taken as per law against the responsible persons.

The CM directed to immediately send the samples of seized syrup for test abroad and said that further action would be taken after the report of the renowned lab of UK.

The CM issued these directions while presiding over a meeting at Model Town. Special Assistant on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique, Member Provincial Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police, Secretary Health, DG Forensic Lab and Health, Commissioner Gujranwala Division, Additional IG Special Branch and officers concerned attended the meeting. Chairman Chief Minister’s Inspection Team presented a report regarding deaths in Lahore.

Shahbaz said that the samples of syrup obtained from the patients were immediately being sent abroad for analysis so that real facts could be surfaced