Islamabad: Federal Cabinet has decided to reduce prices of 89 medicines, including life-saving drugs, by 15 percent with immediate effect to provide relief to people.
Briefing media persons about cabinet meeting decisions in Islamabad on Tuesday, Special Assistant on Health Zafar Mirza said the prices have been decreased under Medicine Pricing Policy 2018.
The Special Assistant said the Prime Minister has directed to review medicine policy within two months.
He said National Medicine Policy is being prepared under which pharmaceutical sector will be regularized.
Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, while answering a question, said that the cabinet out rightly rejected removal of PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz’ name from the Exit Control List with consensus.
She said 24 cases pertaining to including and removing names of various people from ECL were presented before the cabinet, which approved placement of four names on ECL, removal of eight names, while decision on eight other cases was deferred. She said there should be one and uniform law in Pakistan without any special treatment.