Lahore, April 30, 2018 (PPI-OT): Deputy Chief of the Jamaat e Islami, Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, has called upon the Punjab government to hold talks with the Chemists and Retailers Association and accept its genuine demands in order to end the difficulties being faced by the patients throughout the province. In a press statement here on Monday, he said that the medical stores in the province had been closed for the last four days due to the chemists strike. He said the patients were facing hardship in getting medicines and drugs but the government was not ready to give up its intransigence.

Farid Piracha said that the multi-national companies were seeking the ban on the local pharmaceutical companies to advance their interests and the government was playing in the hands of the multi-national companies. He said that thousands of people associated with the medical stores but the foreign companies wanted to grab the wholesale and retail markets of medicines with the blessing of the government and the government was denying livelihood to the millions of people by cancelling the drugs licenses of the medical stores owners.

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