Zardari signs Drug Regulatory Authority Bill into law

As per the bill, a DRA will be established to regulate all components of drug manufacturing, sales and distribution.

Web Desk November 12, 2012

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari signed the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) Bill 2012  on Monday, making it a law.

As per the bill, a DRA body will be established to address all components of drug manufacturing, sales and distribution.

Furthermore, a Drug Policy Board will also be formed, and will be headed by the national regulations and services secretary.

The DRA will be headed by a chief executive officer (CEO), who will be appointed on merit by the prime minister on recommendation of members of the Drug Policy Board.

The Senate had approved the bill on October 17.


Khalq e Khuda | 9 years ago | Reply

While most ET readers fail to acknowledge this great step in the right direction, I thank the President and Parliament for taking such an initiative. It is hard to believe that we did not have a dedicated drug regulatory authority. Democracy is slow but it surely works!

Blithe | 9 years ago | Reply

First , why did the framers of 18th amendment take away key federal powers essential in running this country.

This is a move in the right direction and some other areas needs to be given back to federation .

Let's not wait for the next efroze chemical scam and KPK disregarding Iqbal from syllabus . Let's not wait for provincialism to destroy essence of Pakistan

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