LAHORE  - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting on Wednesday which reviewed the crackdown on the elements involved in the heinous business of spurious medicines.

The chief minister said that trade of spurious drugs would be controlled in the province and a vigorous crackdown has been launched for this purpose. He said that he would personally monitor the clamp down. He said that the elements playing with human lives deserved maximum punishment and would be shown no leniency.

The chief minister issued instructions for early disposal of the pending cases against those involved in spurious medicines and said that the elements involved in the production and sale of spurious medicines are enemies of humanity and will be dealt with an iron hand.

Shahbaz Sharif directed that deterrent action should be taken against the owners of the factories producing spurious drugs. He said that every effort would be made for complete elimination of the nefarious trade of production and sale of spurious medicines and directed that indiscriminate action should be taken against the persons involved.

The chief minister lauded the action taken by Parliamentary Secretary Health Kh Imran Nazir, Member Provincial Assembly Qazi Adnan Farid and District Coordination Officer Lahore against those involved in the heinous business of spurious drugs.

Adviser on Health Kh Salman Rafique, Parliamentary Health on Health Kh Imran Nazir, MPA Qazi Adnan Farid, Secretary Health, Secretary Prosecutions, Prosecutor General Punjab, Director FIA and concerned officials were present in the meeting.