11th Board of Directors meeting of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority chairs by Minister for Science and Technology

Karachi, July 25, 2016 (PPI-OT):The 11th Meeting of Board of Directors of PSQCA was held at Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority, PSQCA-Complex, Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain. The distinguished Secretary Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken also attended the board of Directors meeting. The Honourable Federal Minister appreciated the efforts of PSQCA management regarding quality culture enhancement in the country.

He also appreciated the recent actions taken by PSQCA and sealed 21 factories in the last 02 months. The Director General of PSQCA Mr. Muhammad Khalid Siddiq gave a formal briefing about the present issues and working of PSQCA and the Federal Minister appreciated their efforts. The Federal Minister categorically rejected any compromise on quality control issue in the country.

He also appreciated PSQCA for playing a vital role to spread the awareness among the public to know about quality culture in Pakistan. He stated that PSQCA is struggling hard to ensure the stoppage of un-registered sub-standard products. He said that special attention is being given with reference to the improvement for the industrial standardization, enhancement of the standard of the products in the country.

The Federal Minister showed keen interest in the working and performance of the PSQCA and assured his full support in increasing the effectiveness of the Authority to achieve its assigned mandate. The Federal Minister however directed that PSQCA must enhance its capacity both in terms of labs as well as manpower.

He emphasized on the increased attention towards market surveillance and directed to Director General, PSQCA to take necessary measures for sealing of units involved in production of sub-standards and quality products. The BoD meeting was also attended by other members of the Board along with Engr. M.A. Jabbar and Ghulam Umer Kazi, Secretary, PSQCA.

For more information, contact:
Jawaid Hussain Siddiqui
Media Adviser, PSQCA
Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA)
Government of Pakistan
(Ministry of Science and Technology)
Cell No. 0333-2266957
Tel: (92-21) 99206546
Fax: (92-21) 99203919
E-mail: mediaadvisor@psqca.com.pk
Website: www.psqca.com.pk