DRAP says certain ‘media’ supports “drug mafia”

By Staff Reporter
Tuesday - February 13, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Drug regulatory authority of Pakistan (DRAP), in a statement on Monday, stated that a group of criminals involved in illicit business of manufacturing fake, unregistered and substandard drugs has tried to defame the officers of DRAP who took stand to stop their illegal activities and refused to bow to their pressure for compromise.

According to detail, the alleged group was running a malicious campaign against Sheikh Akhter Hussain, quoting two national accountability bureau (NAB) references declaring him ‘deceased’.

DRAP said the venomous propaganda against DRAP officer has not stopped here, now the spurious “drug dealer mafia” is engaging “certain media houses” to disseminate false news against the officer, which is further from the truth.

In fact, NAB has cleared the officer in that case where he was wrongly displayed as a deceased person.

In this regard, NAB submitted a detailed report in Islamabad high court (IHC) maintaining that the petitioner is trying to mislead the court and all adverse allegations levelled against the officer are false, baseless and without any evidence.

The IHC cleared him with reference to stance of NAB in petition no. 3385/2017 and the case has been disposed of.

The officer has continuous and seamless service record since his appointment in 1991 in health ministry and later in the DRAP.

DRAP concluded that the network involved in maligning the officers has been unearthed and relevant agencies have been requested to bring all culprits to the court of law so that poor masses are saved from fake medicines.