Mastering Innate Strengths And Acquiring New Capabilities

Its my pleasure to learn that PPMA is organising its 5th Pharma summit to discuss the most pressing issues of the Pharma industry. It is my vision to reform the Pakistan healthcare system including bringing Drug Regulatory Authority upto International Standard and making it one of the well respected organisation in the region.

In that respect I expect full cooperation from PPMA and other relevant organisations, thus creating an environment where local essential medicine need are met through locally manufacturing and our export matches with the neighbouring countries and to ensure quality of our medicines is well respected internationally.

Moreover, Pakistan's drug policy is also under nearing finalization which will facilitate the pharmaceutical sector reform along with bringing its regulatory be our capacity at par with international standards. The new policy will address issues including the availability of medicines, procurement, pricing, and quality. The National Medicines Policy will reflect our “commitment to goal and guide to action".

All these revolutionary steps in Pakistan's healthcare sector make it a perfect destination for foreign companies to explore business opportunities in Pakistan and for existing companies to expand their operations.

I would like to thank the organizers of this summit for coming up with relevant agenda and bringing together all key stakeholders. I look forward to receiving recommendations from the honorable delegates for advancing our shared reform agenda for the pharmaceutical sector in Pakistan.

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