Officials handled to confiscate a big quantity of illegally manufactured paracetamol pills and syrup.
Smuggled narcotics PHOTO: AFP
LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Main and Secondary Well being and Chairman of the Chief Minister’s Taskforce on Spurious/Substandard Medicine, Khawaja Imran Nazir, together with a squad of drug inspectors, raided a pharmaceutical firm.
The officers managed to confiscate a big amount of illegally manufactured paracetamol tablets and syrup. Whereas speaking to the media on the premises, Imran stated that the manufacturing unit was already sealed and its manufacturing licence was suspended. “Even then, the house owners used to proceed with manufacturing of the drugs at night time,” he stated.
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The minister stated the drug inspection squad of the Main and Secondary Well being Division raided the manufacturing unit based mostly on a tip and caught individuals manufacturing the medicine, pink handed. A big amount of unlawful drugs was additionally confiscated from the scene.
He stated two individuals had been arrested and an FIR registered was towards the house owners of the manufacturing unit. Imran added that manufacturing medicines with no licence was a blatant violation of the regulation and strict motion can be taken towards the culprits.
The minister stated Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif had issued clear directions to eradicate the unlawful enterprise of spurious, substandard and unregistered medicines from the province. Imran continued that the crackdown towards the manufacturing of such merchandise would proceed to make sure high quality medicine for the individuals of Punjab.
Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, Might 20th, 2017.
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