PMA demands strict action against fake drug manufacturers

KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Thursday took a very serious notice of the news of an American broadcast in which it was claimed that 45% fake medicines are being sold in Pakistani market.

In this connection, a meeting of PMA leadership was held at PMA House, Karachi. Dr Aziz Ahmed Lehri President PMA Centre participated in the meeting from Quetta through video link. Dr Ashraf Nizami President-elect PMA Centre, Dr Talha, Dr Bashir Channa, Dr Izhar, Dr Tanveer Anwar, Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Mehr Iqbal, Dr Saeed Memon, and Dr Pir Manzoor Ali, also participated through video link from other parts of the country. The meeting was also attended by Prof Tipu Sultan, Ex-President PMA Centre, Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, Dr Qaisar Sajjad, Prof Idrees Adhi, Dr Qazi Wasiq and others

Secretary General PMA Centre Dr Mirza Ali Azhar said participants of meeting took a very serious notice of the news of an American broadcast in which it was claimed that 45% fake medicines are being sold in Pakistani market, which contains brick powder, paints and insecticides.

These drugs are being allegedly manufactured by four thousand licensed drug manufacturers. The report also claims that Ex-Interior Minister Rehman Malik also testify this claim.

He said people involved in this business are committing a crime against humanity. He said these criminals are not only playing with the lives of the people but also fleecing them against supplying harmful material in the name of drug.

He said participants of the meeting demanded stern action against all those involved in the crime and an exemplary punishment to them.

The participants appealed to the judiciary to take a suo-moto action against the criminals.