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Health Pakistan Punjab

Fake medicine factory caught in Multan, owner arrested

MULTAN: Health department of Multan Police raided a factory making fake medicines and arrested its owners. Fake medicines worth millions of rupees were seized during the raid.

The initiative was taken after Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif ordered strong action against the factories making fake medicines, , reported Dunya News.

The health department officials also came to life and sealed a factory in Multan’s Kotwali Police Station premises in a raid, seizing medicines and machines worth millions of rupees.

The fake medicines were not only being supplied in Multan but also in other areas of South Punjab. However, police arrested factory owner Iftikhar Rafique and started investigation.

The medicines taken into custody by the health department will be sent to drug test laboratory and further action will be taken after the report. Moreover, Punjab CM has announced Rs 1 million reward for anyone informing on factories making fake medicine, terming them slaughter houses.