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Islamabad Authorities Unearth Illegal Pharmaceutical Plant

Islamabad Authorities Unearth Illegal Pharmaceutical Plant

Health authorities, in collaboration with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), conducted a joint operation and shut down an unlicensed pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Ghauri Town, Islamabad.

Officials revealed on Sunday that the illegal operations at the facility involved the production of nutraceutical products, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements.

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Sardar Shabbir Ahmed, Chief Drug Inspector for Islamabad, informed a national newspaper that inspectors from the Health Department’s drug control section, along with FIA officials, raided the illegal facility and seized raw materials and finished nutraceutical products.

The authorities have arrested the individuals involved, and an FIR has been registered against them. Raw materials and packaging materials for multivitamins, mineral products, herbal medicines, and other nutraceuticals were recovered during the raid.

The illegal factory was found to be manufacturing various medicinal products, including capsules, tablets, and syrups.

“Our team is currently at the site, identifying the products manufactured at the illegal factory to recall and confiscate them from pharmacies and medical stores,” stated Sardar Shabbir.

The initial investigation suggests that the owner of the illegal manufacturing unit is a Hakeem, and the facility was operating in the basement of his residence. The main accused, who was not present during the raid, has been identified in the FIR and has offices in Rawalpindi and other cities, which will be subject to further raids for evidence and illegal drugs.