ATTOCK -A drug court has awarded 15 years of imprisonment to a doctor for having smuggled and spurious drugs at his clinic.

Drug Inspector Adnan Aslam along with his staff raided the clinic and house of Dr Khalid Mehmood and recovered allopathic drugs smuggled from India and expired medicines in a huge quantity including Augmentin, Brexin, Prolifin etc. The drugs recovered were forwarded to a lab in Lahore for test/analysis which were declared spurious having zero percent active ingredients.

A case was under trial in a drug court Rawalpndi. The drug court chairman decided the case and awarded 10-year Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs100,000/under section 27(1) spurious drugs and five year imprisonment with Rs50,000 fine under section 27(4) expired and misbranded drugs to accused Dr Khalid Mehmood, former medical officer of Basic Health Unit Galijageer, Attock. The Punjab chief minister has constituted a taskforce for eradication of spurious drugs and to deal with the culprits with iron hand.