Lahore: 11 arrested in spurious drug case
LAHORE: Lahore police have arrested 11 persons in connection with deaths that occurred after consuming spurious drugs provided by Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), Geo News reported. Police arrested nine persons of Efroze pharmaceutical company Karachi, while two others belong to a medicine supply company. They have been shifted to undisclosed place for investigation.
It may be noted here that Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif had formed a committee headed by DIG Zulfiqar Cheema to probe into the matter. The committee conducted raid at Efroze pharma on Feb 04 and obtained record and samples of the drugs.
The test report had shown that some drugs of Efroze company were tainted. The current arrests are in connection with this.