Private firm allowed to sell Covid vaccine temporarily

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While temporarily allowing a private firm to sell Covid-19 vaccine, the Sindh High Court on Thursday observed that any restriction on the sale of Covid-19 vaccine at this stage would be against public interest since it was an urgent need due to the crisis being currently faced by the country.

The single-judge bench headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar also extended its earlier interim stay order against the withdrawal of exemption notification issued by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) about Covid-19 vaccines’ import by a private firm till April 12.

The bench ruled that it would decide the question of whether the exemption granted for Covid-19 vaccine import could be rescinded or not on April 12.

A pharmaceutical company filed a suit before the SHC and contended that the Drap had withdrawn its earlier notification issued on Feb 2, under which it exempted the import of Covid-19 vaccine for sale for a period of six months or till the market prices of those vaccines become available.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1615873/private-firm-allowed-to-sell-covid-vaccine-temporarily

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