LAHORE – Terming action against manufacturer of Tyno cough syrup unjustified, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association said that the firm Reko Pharmacal suffered irreparable loss.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, PPMA North Zone Chairman Saleem Iqbal said the criminal action against the company before completion of the inquiry report has damaged its repute. He said that hasty steps were condemnable as Tyno cough syrup was sole major product of the company.

He said the government sealed the factory without completing required procedure besides harassing its owner. He said the neighboring India had been raising such incidents at international forums to defame Pakistan. He stressed upon the government to realize the situation and devise a mechanism of investigation keeping in view the interests of all stakeholders including the pharmaceutical companies. He said that the company was manufacturing the syrup since 1978 and enjoying good repute in the industry.