A lawyer has asked the Lahore High Court to declare decision of the government regarding increase in essential medicines as null and void.
A local lawyer filed the petition saying that the essential medicines used for life saving had gone out of reach of the common citizens. He stated that this increase was an extra burden on the public. Everything was inflated and now the medicine for treatment were priced double. The lawyer made both Federal and the provincial government as respondents.
Earlier, the federal government had announced to increase prices of various life-saving drugs citing various reasons including low availability in the market, appreciation of Dollar and increasing cost of raw materials.