Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Media Release Service

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Pajhwok Mobile App

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

32 tonnes of spurious drugs destroyed

32 tonnes of spurious drugs destroyed

Oct 15, 2011 - 18:47

KABUL (PAN): Thirty-two tonnes of substandard and expired medicines were buried in central Kabul province on Saturday, the acting public health minister said. 

The medicines, belonging to 51 importing and manufacturing companies, were destroyed in the Gazk area of Bagrami district, Dr. Suraya Dalil said. She added the companies themselves had requested that the products be destroyed.

Dalil said the Ministry of Public Health had destroyed 55 tonnes of substandard and expired medicines this year and about 340 tonnes last year. The drugs had been smuggled into the country by "opportunists".



Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.