ISLAMABAD (Our correspondent): The two-day Pak Pharma & Healthcare Expo kicked off today in Pak China Center, Islamabad.

The exhibition started with the participation of exhibitors and partners from pharma processing and packaging machinery, laboratory and testing equipments, raw materials and active ingredients, medical diagnostic equipments, hospital equipments and consumables, medicines, drugs and healthcare products etc.

State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan and CEO DRAP Asim Rauf inaugurated the exhibition.

Chairman Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) North Chaudhry Ansar Farooq also graced the occasion. Former CEO DRAP Dr. Aslam, organizer Director Prime Event Management Kamran Abbasi were also present.

Pak Pharma & Healthcare Expo is first pharmaceutical expo in federal capital. Prime Event Management organised the expo as its ninth edition. Pakistan’s First Pharma & Food Summit was also held as concurrent event in partnership with National Alliance for Safe Food. A large number of business community players, other stakeholders and general public turned to this expo despite hot weather.

State Minister lauded the role

Talking to journalists after brief visit of different stalls, the state minister lauded role of national pharmaceuticals and pledged to bring it to next level. We will reap benefits by giving importance and promoting national pharma industry. Almighty has blessed Pakistan with natural resources and time has come that government and public should serve Pakistan now. Overseas Pakistanis are our asset and they are always willing to serve in Pakistan even in half salary provided dignity is ensured, healso stressed.

Ali Muhammad Khan also undelined that agriculture is backbone of our country and government is striving to promote and facilitate this industry. We are introducing incentives for farmers. The federal governments reduced the budget for agriculture after 18th amendments.

The Director Prime Event Management Kamran Abbasi also talked with media. He aslo said that over the years, Pak pharmaceutical and healthcare expo has proved to be a very important event for the development of pharmaceutical industry by opening venues for development and investment. The event offers tremendous business opportunities. We are also expecting 30 million rupees business sales of machinery and APIs in these two days, he hoped.

The exhibition will remain open during 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on July 11th, 2019.