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Fake medicines on sale in Pakistan, claims US media – It’s a crime against humanity, says PMA

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By Our Staff Reporter

KARACHI – A meeting of Pakistan Medical Association held here at the PMA House took serious notice of the news of an American broadcast in which it was claimed that 45 per cent fake medicines, containing brick powder, paints and insecticide, are being sold in the Pakistani market.

These drugs, according the report, are being manufactured allegedly by 4,000 licenced drug manufacturers. It further pointed out that former Interior Minister Rehman Malik has also testified this claim.

Taking a strong notice of the news, the PMA meeting said that the people involved in this business are committing a crime against humanity. “These criminals are not only playing with the lives of the people, but also fleecing them by supplying harmful material in the name of drug,” it added.

The meeting demanded a stern action and exemplary punishment against all those involved in the heinous crime.

PMA also requested the superior judiciary to take a suo motu action against the criminals.

The meeting was attended by PMA’s (Centre) former president Prof S. Tipu Sultan, secretary general Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, treasurer Dr S.M. Qaisar Sajjad, PMA Karachi chapter president Prof M. Idrees Adhi, general secretary Dr Qazi M. Wasiq, Dr Naseer Baloch, Dr Ahmed Bhimani, Dr Hamid Manzoor, Dr Khalil Mukkadam, Dr Abdul Ghafoor Shoro, Dr Usman Ghani, Dr Najum Feroz Mehmudi.

Those who participated in the meeting through video link from different parts of the country included PMA’s (Centre) president Dr Aziz Ahmed Lehri, president-elect Dr M. Ashraf Nizami, Dr Talha Sherwani, Dr Bashir Ahmed Channa, Dr Izhar Ahmed Chaudhry, Dr Tanveer Anwar, Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Mehr Muhammad Iqbal, Dr Saeed Memon and Dr Pir Manzoor Ali.

September 5, 2015

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