KASUR-The district administration has turned a blind eye to the sale of adulterated milk which is overtly being carried out in the district amid officials' apathy, virtually leaving the public at the mercy of milkmen.

According to the report of a survey conducted by this correspondent, the milkmen are playing with the lives of people by selling chemical-mixed milk which is not only injurious to the health but also causing many stomach diseases, especially in children. "The affected people mostly belong to the poor families and have been left with no choice but to buy expensive medicines which is difficult for them to afford," they regretted. They said that the officials of the departments concerned prefer stay in their offices and never bother to come out of their air-conditioned rooms to take action against the evil practice. It seems the officials are in tacit agreement with "these diseases sellers" as they have left the public at the mercy of milkmen," they pointed out.

They demanded Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to direct the district administration to take stern action against such elements and also against those officials whose indifference toward discharge of their duty has become cause of the malpractice.