Pakistan’s digitization drive to ensure ease of doing business for the pharma industry: Dr. Faisal Sultan

SAPM for Health Dr. Faisal Sultan appreciated the efforts of DRAP and said, “Government of Pakistan’s digitization drive will lead to ease of doing business for the pharma industry as the Honourable Prime Minister envisioned. DRAP now has the software and business processes re-engineered to bring efficiency, transparency, and accountability”.

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Islamabad: DRAP launches new electronic systems for ease of doing business Online systems for import/ export permissions, E-governance, and new website launched by DRAP. The spokesperson of DRAP told that three new electronic systems have been launched by DRAP for increasing visibility, transparency, and efficiency in DRAP’s operations. These three systems include Import and Export online software developed in collaboration with USAID, E-governance system at DRAP offices developed by NITB, and DRAP’s new website.

SAPM for Health Dr. Faisal Sultan appreciated the efforts of DRAP and said, “Government of Pakistan’s digitization drive will lead to ease of doing business for the pharma industry as the Honourable Prime Minister envisioned. DRAP now has the software and business processes re-engineered to bring efficiency, transparency, and accountability”.

He said this at the launching ceremony of DRAP’s electronic initiative held today. Secretary Health Mr. Aamer Ashraf Khawaja, Chief Executive Officer DRAP Mr. Asim Rauf, and USAID Mission Director Julie A. Koenen were also present there.

Secretary Health said on the occasion, “DRAP is along the right track. There is a permanent CEO. I would like to thank USAID for their assistance in developing a transparent system for DRAP.”

“This is a step forward in a series of reformation to bring DRAP at par with international regulatory bodies for ensuring that quality-assured, safe and efficacious therapeutic goods are available in the country,” said CEO DRAP Mr. Asim Rauf. He also added that multiple electronic systems have been implemented by DRAP for quick disposal of its regulatory functions aiming to achieve organizational agility”.

“I would like to applaud the Government of Pakistan’s demonstrated commitment to developing the pharmaceutical industry and achieving international standards for medicine quality assurance systems,” said USAID Mission Director Julie A. Koenen. “The Online Import and Export System also serves as a milestone to highlight DRAP’s effectiveness as a central regulatory body for therapeutic goods in Pakistan.”

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