RAWALPINDI:  Tehsil-level committees headed by drug inspectors have been formed to seize spurious drugs from markets in Rawalpindi.

Five spurious drugs manufacturing companies were unearthed in Rawalpindi and sealed recently. These companies were supplying medicines to Punjab, Azad Kashmir, Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan. Each committee headed a drug inspector will visit shops in the city and seize spurious medicines of the five companies.

A senior official told that drug inspectors have been directed to ensure checking of each pharmacy to foil attempts to sell spurious medicines.