Pakistan’s Sindh province is in the limelight for a Rs 1 billion scam. According to news reports, a huge scam involving purchase of drugs worth Rs.1 billion has been unearthed in Sindh. An audit report for the 2012 financial year revealed that district governments in Sindh bought medicines that were not verified by the central or provincial drug laboratories.
A notification issued in 2006 by the health department of Sindh stated that no medicine could be purchased without obtaining a drug test report from the provincial and federal drug testing laboratories. Despite the notification, 23 districts in Sindh bought the uncertified medicines, putting the lives of patients in danger.