Surprise Inspection by FID of DRAP on the directions Minister for State Saira Afzal Tarar.

September 18, 2015

Islamabad, the 18th September, 2015:- On the direction of Minister for National Health Services Regulations & coordination, Minister for State Madam Saira Afzal Tarar a team of Federal inspectors of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan  Islamabad conducted a  surprise inspection of  Medical stores & Pharmacy in the vicinity  of Chak Shahzad Islamabad. During the inspection a locally manufactured drug tablet was being sold on higher price i.e. Rs. 230/- than the approved price  (packet of 10 tablets ) Rs. 150/-.fixed by DRAP.

The stocks available of the said drug was seized by the federal inspectors of drugs of Islamabad as per Drug Act 1976. Along with, samples of different medicines of local and multinational companies were taken for test/ analysis.  Matter is under investigation and Legal proceedings has been initiated as per law receipt of test reports of Central Drug Laboratory, Karachi.  The Minister said that the Govt. is determined to eradicate the menace of spurious drugs, sub-standard, adulterated, unregistered drugs at zero tolerance policy to safe guard public health.  Violators of law will be dealt with iron hands.