PHC seeks report from DRAP on cut in drugs prices

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday sought a report from the chief executive officer (CEO) of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) regarding reduction in the prices of medicines.

The case pertaining to medicines price hike was heard by the Acting Chief Justice Peshawar High Court (PHC) Justice Qaiser Rasheed.

The deputy director FIA read the list of medicines’ prices before the court.

The acting CJ scolded the CEO DRAP for misleading the court on the issue and remarked who has posted him at such a high-profile post when he does not even know about the increase in the prices of medicines. “Why should the court not take action against you?” the acting chief justice remarked.

Justice Qaiser remarked that the masses are already facing inflation and the government has added to their misery by jacking up the prices of the medicines.

The court while ordering the DRAP official to reconsider the hike in the prices of the medicines sought a report on the next hearing. The hearing was adjourned till December 17. - TLTP