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Five held for selling govt-owned medicines

Five held for selling govt-owned medicines

MULTAN: Federal Invetigation Agency (FIA) Multan, in collaboration with health department arrested five persons for selling government-owned medicines and recovered medicines worth Rs 4 million from their possession.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Deputy Director Shehyar Babar said that three alleged outlaws were employees of district health department and they used to sell medicines in Peshawar.

During investigation, the accused confessed that they had sold medicines worth Rs 27 million during last year. The DD said that accused were involved in selling Ciprofloxacin, Amoxil, Septran, Gynosporin and many other medicines. He further informed that FIA was holding further inquiry into the incident and hoped that there would be more arrests in near future. Two accused- Ishtiaq Bhatti and Nasir Dogar, were in-charges of government medicine stores of district Multan and Bahawalpur.

The other three accused were identified as Waqar Khan Khakwani, Aakif Rasheed and Muhammad Tahir Khawaja, said Deputy Director FIA Shehyar Babar. Drug Controller Asad, Drug Inspector Rao Sajid and SHO Mumtaz Qureshi were also present on the occasion.