ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Retired Javed Iqbal has taken the notice of current hike in the prices of medicines.
The anti-corruption watchdog is tightening the noose against the Federal Health Ministry and Drug Regulatory Authority over alleged corruption and surge in prices of medicines by 100 to 300%.
Chairman NAB Justice (r) Javed Iqbal took notice of the incident where the medicines were not in the reach of common man because of high prices.
He ordered DG NAB Rawalpindi to investigate the matter thoroughly and to take legal action against those involved in this case.
Earlier, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) launched a countrywide crackdown against the pharma companies for illegal and unauthorized increase in prices of medicines.