Dhaka: The Dhaka High Court on Monday ordered 34 pharmaceutical companies to withdraw their sub-standard products from markets.

Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Kazi Mohammad Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order following a petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh, reports the Daily Star.

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In its petition, the Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh said that when the court has already asked the companies to stop production of these sub-standard drugs on June 7, why were they still selling these products in the market in the month of August.