KCCI seeks leniency for pharma industry

The Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) has expressed discontentment on alleged closure of pharmaceutical industry in the city in the wake of deaths in PIC Lahore due to drug reaction.

In a statement issued here Wednesday, KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmad said that due to the closure of alleged industry since 1st February 2012, its exports are hampered besides leaving over 500 people particularly female staff unemployed. He urged the government to give fair chances to the owners of the alleged pharma company to clarify their position and allow them to carry internal audit and investigation.

Mian Abrar articulated that such incidents of drug reactions had happened in the developed countries which caused several deaths. Likewise tragedies happen, however, nowhere in the world such penal actions are taken to forcefully close down the industry. It is general practice worldwide to impose fines and penalties rather victimizing and forceful closure, he added