The PSQCA Act 1996 of the Parliament empowers Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority, as National Standard Body of Pakistan under the administrative control of Ministry of Science & Technology. PSQCA started its operations since 1st December, 2000, as self-finance organization The PSQCA Act VI of 1996 and the functions performed by PSQCA fall within the ambit of Article: 143 and 70(4) Federal Legislative List entry No.03, 27,32,39,54 and 59 of Part I and entry No. 6, 12 and 15 0f Part II, of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan,1973. The above, further authorize to perform as per International practices and Government of Pakistan’s agreement with WTO & ISO. The PSQCA and Government of Pakistan have adopted 22070 ISO Standards and developed 8857 Pakistan Standards. Food Standards are aligned with Codex Alimentarius Commission and traceable with WHO. These standards are on Food items and related products. The Government of Pakistan has declared 107 products as mandatory out of which 37 are food products.
PSQCA is a member of International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO has a network of National Standard Bodies. The members are the solitary Standards Organizations in their countries. Each member represents his country in ISO as National Standards Body of that country. Individual provinces or companies cannot become ISO members as per ISO manifesto.
The Government of Pakistan being member of International Standards Organization (ISO) has committed on agreements with ISO and other International Law / Agreement made by Government of Pakistan with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) and WTO.
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