The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has notified the increase in prices of drugs from 22 to 35% second time in a month after approval from the Federal Cabinet chaired by PM Imran Khan
The DRAP notification, dated October 5, 2020, approved an increase in the rates of 235 drugs ranging between 22% and 35%.
According to the publication, the latest spike in prices has come head over heels of up to a massive 510% increase in prices of 94 medicines only last month.
The federal cabinet of PM Imran Khan ruthlessly and inhumanly approves the raise twice even during the Coronavirus pandemic, earlier this month, which practically is the second approval of medicines within one month.
The DRAP’s earlier notification, dated September 17, 2020, to grant approval of an increase in prices of 94 drugs was released two weeks back.
The country is economically devastated and the people of Pakistan are forced to commit suicide due to the high inflation rate and unemployment but Imran Khan and his cabinet are adamantly taking callous decisions while playing havoc with the lives of the poor masses of Pakistan.