LCCI backing fake drug companies flayed

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The All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran has asked the Punjab interim government to arrest the cough syrup companies’ owners responsible for deaths of dozens of people, taking them to justice for spurious drug manufacturing.

A group of traders also flayed the role of LCCI to support such criminal groups. They said that LCCI is representatives of the whole trade and industry and if it supports spurious medicines producers it would create bad name for the whole business community. They warned the LCCI President of backing Tyno Syrup company’s owner who is his relative and misusing LCCI platform.

They said that the court imposed a ban on sale and purchase of cough syrup and concerned that more than three months have passed since the syrup caused deaths but the government has done nothing so far to deal with the situation. They said that under the drug act, federal and provincial governments were responsible to curb the sale of spurious medicines.

APAT general secretary Naeem Mir said that there were only 10 drug inspectors in Lahore, adding that the number was not enough for a city as big as Lahore.
Trade leaders recalled that many cardiac patients had lost their lives in 2011 after consuming contaminated medicines of the PIC and govt did nothing while LCCI had also supported the so-called pharma companies.

 

Courtesy: The Nation


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