PSQCAPakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority
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According to a spokesman for the PSQCA, on directions of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry, Director General PSQCA Abdul Aleem Memon ordered the Conformity Assessment Lahore Zone team to start crackdown against illegal and harmful cosmetics.
Deputy Director PSQCA Asghar Ali said that action was being taken across the board and the operation would continue till elimination of all harmful brands.
For more information, contact:Media Adviser, PSQCAPakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA)Government of Pakistan(Ministry of Science and Technology)Cell No.
The above units were involved in illegal manufacturing, stock and sale of bottled drinking water and therefore, they were seized as per SRO 638(1)/2001 of Bottled Drinking Water and PSQCA Act VI of 1996.
During a recently held meeting of the Sub Committee of Senate's Standing Committee on Science and Technology, which was chaired by Senator Sikandar Mandhro, the members of the committee observed that PSQCA, the only authority to ensure standard and quality of over 100 food and non-food items in the country, is currently facing serious administrative and governance issues as numbers of corruption cases have been surfaced during few meetings of the Senate panel.
Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology chairman Senator Mushtaq Ahmed expressed these views while heading the committee meeting at PSQCA here on Thursday.
The committee emphasized on revitalization of all the important matters which are neglected, besides directing the PSQCA to apprise the committee of the progress in the next meeting.
PSQCA told the committee that during the last three years action was taken against four companies for selling unhygienic cold drinks.
The commission's head, Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim, during the hearing in Karachi on Thursday, directed the health department to cancel contracts of all private water companies that were not registered with the PSQCA.
BARKAT SAEED MEMON: PSQCA is responsible for maintaining quality of approx 103 mandatory items (food and non-food) and have formulated about more than 30,000 standards all in conformance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The controversial issues of contention between PSQCA Act 1996 and Punjab Foods Authority Act 2011 were discussed in detail in the meeting to resolve it with consensus.
Some persons suggested setting up a separate PSQCA team for examining all imported products without delay as sub-standard imported goods reach markets across the country.