LHC issues notices on a petition against the hike in the prices of medicines

A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the recent hike in the prices of the medicines.

During the hearing of the petition, the high court issued notices to the federal government, provincial government, and the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) on Friday.

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A bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) conducted preliminary hearing of the petition filed by Nadeem Sarwar and directed the respondents to submit their replies on the next hearing.

The petitioner dubbing the hike in prices of medicines as illegal said that no new formula had been determined for fixation of drugs prices. “And without a price formula the prices could not be fixed.”

The petitioner pleaded to the high court to declare the notification issued by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan as null and void and also order for determination of a formula to fix prices.