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Efroze MD released

LAHORE, Feb 1: A Supreme Court full bench at Lahore registry on Friday ordered release of Efroze Chemicals’ Managing Director Nadir Feroze Khan, involved in the PIC spurious medicines scam.

The apex court had taken notice on an appeal filed by the wife of Feroze Khan against alleged illegal arrest of her husband by the Lahore police.

She submitted that her husband had got pre-arrest bail from a court, but the police arrested him. Shadman police presented the accused before the court.

The court ordered the police to release the accused. It also directed the accused to appear before the sessions court on Feb 2 and before the Supreme Court in Islamabad on Feb 4.

A government’s inquiry had held the Karachi-based pharmaceutical company guilty of providing spurious medicine (Isotab) to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC). Hundreds of cardiac patients across the province had lost their lives after using the medicine.