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    Pharmaceutical Industry In Pakistan 2013 Election

  • No FDA-approved pharmaceutical plant in Pakistan: SBP

    KARACHI: Pakistan, with a population of 200 million, does not have a single pharmaceutical plant that complies with the standards prescribed by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the annual report of the State Bank of Pakistan notes...

    The size of Jordan’s pharmaceutical industry is $1...

  • Pundits predict repeat of voting patterns from 2013 election

    RAWALPINDI: The results of the cantonment board elections are likely to be a reflection of the results of the 2013 elections with Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N and Imran Khan’s PTI emerging as the two strongest parties...

    In the 2013 general elections, PML-N won NA-52, where Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was the successful candidate, and NA-54 where Malik Abrar was victorious...

  • Gen Kayani influenced 2013 election, says PTI's Naeemul Haque

    Remarks made by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson Naeemul Haque on a TV show have landed him in hot water, as he alleged that former chief of army staff Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had rigged the last General Election...

    On the show, Haque said a "grand scheme" had been hatched between Pakistan, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Kayani to make Nawaz Sharif win the 2013 election...

  • IPPs funded PML-N election campaign in 2013, claims Imran

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has levelled a fresh allegation against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that the party received kickbacks and commissions from Independent Power Produ­cers (IPPs) and used the money to win the 2013 general elections...

    Substantiating his claim, the PTI chairman alleged that the PML-N government soon after coming into power paid Rs400 billion...

  • Election 2013 — between hope and despair

    The 2013 general elections, the tenth since 1970, had offered the country a reason to rejoice because for the first time in history, a democratically-elected government had managed to complete its tenure and hand over the reins of power to the one elected next...

    Take a look: Photos from Pakistan elections 2013…not the usual voting onesWithin months following the 2008 elections, dictator retired General Pervez Musharraf had to vacate...

  • EU mission terms election satisfactory, calls it better than 2013

    ISLAMABAD: The chief observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Pakistan, Michael Gahler, has said that apart from a few incidents of terrorism, the overall situation of the general election was satisfactory...

    Though we will release our preliminary report on Friday and a detailed report will be released later after assessing the overall situation, there is improvement as compared to the previous election held in...

  • President takes notice of downward trend in pharmaceutical exports

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has taken notice of downward trend in the country’s pharmaceutical exports and urged relevant quarters to take remedial measures to meet the export target of the industry...

    He presided over a meeting at the Presidency on Friday during which representatives of the Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) gave a presentation...

  • Pharmaceutical firms warn govt against fines

    KARACHI: The government should not consider any plan to fine and penalise pharmaceutical companies on account of unauthorised price increase as this would simply lead to the closure of the pharma industry, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) warned in a statement on Thursday...

    There is no point in penalising the pharmaceutical industry for any irrational or illegal price increase of medicines when the industry...

  • Drap takes action against 20 pharmaceutical companies

    ISLAMABAD: After significant criticism regarding its performance, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) has finally taken action against 20 pharmaceutical companies over complaints of poor quality, by cancelling the registration of medicines and suspending licences...

    At the beginning of this year, a number of pharmaceutical companies once again increased medicine prices after obtaining stay orders from the Sindh High...

  • Ministry unable to convince pharmaceutical firms to reduce prices

    However, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap), Dr Mohammad Aslam, told Dawn that as per SRO 1103(I)/2006 the companies can sell their registered drugs below the market rate price approved by the federal government...

    The issue of increased medicine prices started in December last year when some pharmaceutical companies approached the Sindh High Court and sought a stay order for...

  • Pharmaceutical firms set to increase prices of 10,000 drugs

    ISLAMABAD: As the ‘Drug Pricing Policy 2018’ has empowered pharmaceutical companies to increase prices on their own, at least 10,000 medicines will become dearer by up to four per cent next month...

    The pharmaceutical firms have already started preparations and reduced supplies to the market to ensure that the existing stock, which has less maximum retail price (MRP), would be consumed and the sale of the new stock started at the...

  • Multinational pharmaceutical companies dodging taxes: report

    ISLAMABAD: A recent report has confirmed years of allegations by local manufacturers of medicines that multinationals not only sell drugs at exorbitant rates but also avoid taxes and are involved in the flight of money in Pakistan and other countries...

    In a report, Prescription for Poverty, Oxfam has claimed that the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appeared to be dodging an estimated $3...

  • Govt acts against 59 pharmaceutical firms, seizes drugs

    “These companies were selling medicines at prices higher than the maximum retail prices (MRPs) due to which the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) was directed to act against these firms...

    Read: Minister orders crackdown on firms increasing medicine pricesMr Kiani said that heavy fines were being imposed on those pharmaceutical companies which were involved in illegal increase in prices of medicines...

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