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DRAP striving to help pharmaceutical sector grow

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DRAP aims to create conducive environment for developing the pharmaceutical sector of the country, said Asim Rauf. 

According to the CEO DRAP Asim Rauf, said in a meeting with business community at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Monday that the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) is striving to create an environment that is conducive for developing the pharmaceutical sector of the country. 

He emphasized that the authority was working to steer ease of doing business to help Pakistan’s pharmaceutical sector to come on a parity with the rest of the world. 

“In order to achieve the goals set by Prime Minister Imran Khan, we have introduced the maximum automation system to ensure transparency and merit in all aspects,” he added. 

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Rauf also highlighted that DRAP increased its testing capacity substantially after the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. Moreover, Drap contributed in every way from the availability of vaccines in order to raise awareness among the people. 

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Drap recently launched the Pakistan Integrated Regulatory Information Management System (Pirims) – an innovative online application platform to enable the government to efficiently evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medicines

Meanwhile, LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah while speaking on the occasion recalled that DRAP had introduced a new format for drug registration (CTD). However, the pharmaceutical industry opposed its implementation owing to the lengthy procedure and called to introduce an easy way for the registration of drugs. 

He further said that the annual revision letters of many companies in relation to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) were incomplete, he stressed that they should be released without any further delay. 

Senior Vice President Nasir Hameed Khan, Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry, Senior Vice President FPCCI Kh. Shahzaib Akram, Vice Chairman PPMA Centre Khalid Misbah, Chairman PPMA North Khalid Munir, Convener LCCI Standing Committee on Pharmaceutical Sector Dr. Faisal Khokhar, LCCI Executive Committee Member Dr. Riaz Ahmed, and Hamid Raza were present in the meeting. 

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