The provincial drug regulatory authority raided a warehouse of a pharmaceutical company in Karachi and took 48.3 million tablets of Panadol into their custody tag were stocked to create an artificial shortage in the market.
Drug Inspector Dilawar Ali Jiskani told the private news channel that the authority raided the warehouse on a secret report located on Karachi’s Hawks Bay Road and recovered 4,323 boxes of Panadol containing 48,378,600 tablets.
The total worth of the medicines is more than Rs250 million.
The action was taken on the directives of Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuho and the secretary of health. He said that These tables were meant to be sold at higher prices after creating a shortage in the market.
In an interview, Drug Inspector said that legal action has been initiated. He said that due to a shortage in the market, Panadol is being sold on the black market.