Federal cabinet rejects hike in medicine prices

The Federal cabinet has rejected to increase retail prices of ten different medicines.
The federal cabinet, which met in Islamabad on Tuesday, declined a summary of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination regarding hike in medicines’ price.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that he did not support the idea of enhancing medicines’ rates.
The Prime Minister also gave a task to Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, Minister for Food Security Tariq Bashir Cheema, Minister for Maritime Affairs Faisal Sabzwari, Commerce Minister Syed Naveed Qamar, and Advisor on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira for improving harmony among provinces regarding fixing of wheat prices and distribution of urea.
The cabinet also extended Minimum Energy Performance Standards for electric fans till the end of June this year. However, the Prime Minister directed to improve the Minimum Energy Performance Standards before 30th June this year.
A summary for Mutual Legal Assistance for countries with whom no such agreement exists at present also got nod of the federal cabinet.