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Harassment and victimization of Reko Pharma management would not be tolerated

Lahore, December 01, 2012 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister’s Advisor on Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq has said that the undue harassment and victimization of the Reko Pharma management would not be tolerated till investigations are under way to fix the responsibility.

He was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar, Senior Vice President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Vice President Mian Abuzar Shad, PPMA Chairman Javed Akhai, Khawaja Shahzeb Akram, Amjad Ali Jawa, Mian Muhammad Zaka, Mrs. Seemal Khalid and a large number of pharma manufacturers were present on the occasion.

The Chief Minister’s Advisor said that four fake factories that were making spurious medicine have also been unearthed.

He said that all angles would be taken into consideration as medicines reaching the retailers after passing through a number of people and involvement of any of them cannot be ruled out.

He announced formation of a committee including three pharma industry members, Provincial Secretary Health that would be meeting today (Sunday) to finalize future strategy to the Syrup issue. He said that the findings of the committee would be shared with media but media trial of this large industry cannot be allowed.

He said that test reports are awaited as the reports received so far are clear and there is no poisonous content is found.

Speaking on the occasion, the LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar said that it is responsibility of the government to take immediate measures for the damage control as Reko pharma has been working for the last 50 years honestly and with dedication.

“M/s. Reko pharma are manufacturers of over 100 medicines and have never had any quality issue till todate.”

He urged the Punjab government to go deeper into the issue and unfold the conspiracy against this industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Khawaja Shahzeb Akram and Amjad Ali Jawa said that drug inspectors are unduly harassing the pharma manufacturers and they should be immediately stopped from doing so.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Khalil
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
11-Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat,
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 111 222 499
Fax: +92 42 636 8854

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