Karachi: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s President Mian Abrar Ahmad has expressed deep concern over undue victimizing of pharmaceutical industries of Karachi in particular and Pakistan in general in the sidelines of tragic incidence of deaths at Punjab Institute of Cardiology. He voiced that the negative publicity was tarnishing the image of the whole pharmaceutical industry of Pakistan which is the 4th largest revenue contributor to the national exchequer.
He articulated that such incidents had happened in the developed countries. Recently, in France a drug killed around 1300 people. Such accidental incident happened in neighbouring country also and the Chernobyl tragedy claimed lives in thousands.
He was of the view that tragic incidents happen around the globe and inquires and investigations are made to find out the real cause of happenings, however, nowhere in the world the industries are penalized or compelled to shutdown or sealed.
He criticized the registration of FIR under section 302 against alleged factory and urge to withdraw the said FIR. He also urged to stop harassment and victimizing and provide fair chance to the owners of alleged Pharma Company to clarify their position and allow them a fair opportunity to carryout company’s internal audit and investigation in this regard.
He urged all concerned to stop negative publicity and which was hampering the reputation of Pakistan’s vibrant Pharma Industry of around 400 manufacturing units catering the 70% of the country’s demand of Finished Medicine and providing employment to over 4 million people particularly to female’s human resource.
The National Pharma industry has shown a progressive growth over the years, particularly over the last one decade and such case of victimization Pharma industries will have damaging affect on the entire pharmaceutical industry, Pharma exports, and shaken the confidence of citizens as well, he maintained.
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