The Government of Pakistan established PSQCA in 1996 with the following manadate:
Systematic development of standards relating to products & processes in consultation with stake holders.
Establish procedure to conformity assessment compliant with national & international standards
Develop standarization & improve analytical methods for state-of-art technology.
Assist manufacturing and services sector to obtain quality,system,system and environment certification under ISO-9000 & ISO-14000.
Focal point for national, regional and international organizations & institutions such as ISO, IEC, Codex Alimentarius and WTO.
National Enquiry Point (NEP) for WTO Agreement on Technical Barrier to Trade(TBT).
Introduce measures through standarization regarding consumer safety and health.
Promote quality culture and enhance awareness about sustainable development through print and electronic media.