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Mafia involved in spurious drugs business trying to defame DRAP officers.

ISLAMABAD -- Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) Monday said a group of criminals involved in illicit business of manufacturing spurious, unregistered and substandard drugs was trying to defame the authority's officer, who took stand to stop their illegal activities and refused to bow to their pressure for compromise.

The DRAP, in a statement issued here, said the group was running a malicious campaign against Dr Sheikh Akhter Hussain, quoting two National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references declaring him deceased. 'In fact, the NAB has cleared the officer in that case where he was wrongly arrayed as a deceased person,' it said.

In this regard, the NAB has submitted a detailed report in the 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 DRAP said the IHC had cleared him with reference to stance of the NAB in petition no. 3385/2017 and the case had been disposed of.

'The venomous propaganda against honest 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,' it said, adding the officer had continuous and seamless service record since his appointment in 1991 in Ministry of Health and later in the authority.

There is nothing on record for his association in any such inquiry by NAB, the DRAP said, revealing that the network involved in maligning the honest officers had been unearthed and relevant agencies had been requested to bring all culprits to the court of law so that poor masses could be saved from spurious medicines.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 13, 2018
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