Lahore: Medicine factory officials granted bail
LAHORE: Additional District and Sessions Judge Sheraz Kiani on Thursday granted bails to Director Technical Khurram Munaf and General Manager Plant Shakeel Ahmed Khan of Efroze Chemical Industries (Pvt) Ltd, accused of showing negligence which claimed the lives of nearly 150 cardiac patients registered with the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).
The court granted bail to the accused on the submission of surety bonds of Rs100,000 each. The next hearing of the case will be on March 15, 2012. As per case details, findings of the inquiry committee, headed by DIG Zulfiqar Cheema, had recommended registration of a murder case against 10 officials, including the owner of the Karachi–based Efroze Chemical Industry, for criminal negligence resulting in contamination of one of its medicines, which claimed the lives of nearly 150 cardiac patients.
The action had been recommended against 10 officials, namely Muhammad Abdullah Feroze (owner), Nadir Feroze (deputy managing director), Khurram Munaf (director technical), Shakeel Ahmad Khan (general manager plant), Muhammad Imtiaz (quality control manager), Tabish Naumani (production executive), Syed Waqas Hussain (supply chain executive), Syed Iftikhar Ahmad (store officer), Syed Razi Haider Kazmi (helper) and Muhammad Shoaib Ansari (helper) of the Efroze Chemical Industry under Sections 322, 302 of PPC and 23/27 of Drug Act 1976.