ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said it was the government’s utmost effort to ensure easy availability of life saving and other important medicines to the people at reasonable rates.
He said this while chairing a meeting regarding the performance and responsibilities of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in Islamabad.
The prime minister directed to accelerate efforts to make the DRAP a fully functional and vibrant body. He said manpower requirements of the organization should be fully met. He said all necessary measures needed to be taken for creation of separate departments of policy making and policy implementation in the DRAP.
The meeting also discussed matters pertaining to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. The prime minister directed to complete all the matters regarding the council as per the judgment of the Supreme Court so that the doctors and others associated with the profession are not faced with any difficulty.
The government has postponed all examinations including those of local boards and the Cambridge system till June 1 due to the situation arising out of coronavirus.
This was announced by Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood at a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The minister said the foreign institutions as well as domestic boards were bound to implement the government’s decisions. “If the situation improves, the examination boards may conduct the postponed exams between June 1 and July 15,” he said.
Shafqat Mahmood said due to delay in exams, the universities had also been directed to delay their admissions.