Senate body directs for action against medicine companies involved in drug peddling

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ISLAMABAD: After Inspector General of Islamabad Police Amir Zulfiqar Khan on Wednesday apprised that some medicine companies were involved in drug peddling, Senate’s Standing Committee on Health directed the IG for action against those corporations, ARY News reported.

This was directed during a meeting of the Senate body chaired by its chairman, Ateeq Sheikh. The IG Islamabad briefed the forum on the measures taken against drug peddling in educational institutes.

The IGP said solid steps were taken in last three months against drug abuse. “700 suspects have been arrested in three months,” he said adding that drug manufacturing companies were involved in the illicit business.

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He said illegal sale of medicines in the market was common including of those medicines which could not be sold without a doctor’s prescription.

Khan said the drugs were also easily available in the market which keeps you awake for 24 hours.

The committee directed the IG to take legal action against such practices.

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in December last year claimed to have busted a gang involved in peddling drugs, including ice, in educational institutions in the federal capital.

As per details, the ANF intelligence wing had carried out a raid in Islamabad’s sector G-9 and arrested three suspects, including a Quetta police official Amjad Khan.

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