Medicines, surgical equipments and non food items foreign made worth Rs. 300 million recovered from godowns in Chamkani area

Peshawar: A raid under the supervision of DCO Peshawar was conducted at 19 godowns in Chamkani area of Peshawar on Thursday during which the stored medicines, surgical equipments, cloths, Rs. 300/- million were recovered.

As the same store were in huge quantity so the godowns were handed over to the local police to prepare lists of these items to be taken on record. During the checking four chowkidars namely Muhammad Talib, Rafiq, Lalmir and Shams Masood were arrested and handed over to police for registration of FIR under the relevant sections of law.

It may be added that the terms with heading “Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI)): Data Collection Form for Need Assessment of clothing items for flood affected areas, lying in the godowns were recovered which were taken into possession to be produced before the trial court during trail of the case.

During the checking, a shopper with the label “Giving Hope to People Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) spearheaded by Shahid Yousaf (Pakistan’s Honorary Investment Counsellor at Vancouver) was also recovered.

It may further be added that most of the medicines/surgical equipments and NFIs were received from the European countries for flood affecters after conducting necessary survey in the whole of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and as such, on the basis of survey report all these medicines and surgical equipments etc were handed to the NGO.

As per source report, after changing the expiry date on the medicines those are dispatched to Afghanistan and various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was reported that these medicines and surgical equipments were dispatched to Rajinpur, Sahiwal as enquired from the chowkidar.

As the owner/accused was not available so as to book him under relevant law including 16 MPO. The local police was directed to ensure immediate arrest of the accused involved in this ugly business causing losses to the human life.

Drug Inspector also taken samples of medicines required for registration of case under Drug Act. He was directed to complete the investigation process on emergency basis to be put in court in time with intimation to DCO Office Peshawar.

For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: 091 921 1789

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