LAHORE - The Supreme Court was informed on Thursday that owners of Efroze Pharmaceutical Company, involved in Punjab Institute of Cardiology drug reaction case, were ready to pay compensation to victims’ families. The court directed them to submit this in written within in one week.

A two-member bench headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani issued this order while hearing a case pertaining to PIC drug reaction case. The bench was informed that compensation amount had not been given to victims’ families so far which has aggravated their financial difficulties.

At this, owners of Efroz Pharmaceutical Nadir Efroz and Abdullah Efroz assured the court that Rs 300,000 would be paid to family of each deceased and Rs50,000 will be given to affected person.

Government law officer opposed the amount of compensation and argued that the company (Efroz) should pay Rs500, 000 for each death and Rs300, 000 to each affected person in order to lessen their miseries.

The court directed company’s owners to submit the details about compensation to victims’ families and submit report in one week.