KARACHI (PR) - The 7th meeting of Board of Directors of PSQCA was held at Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) head office in Karachi under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Science & Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali.

The Director General of PSQCA Pir Bakhsh Jamali gave a formal briefing about the present issues and working of PSQCA. In his briefing, the Director General, PSQCA pointed out that many overlapping/contradiction in the Act-VI of PSQCA with other authorities.

He also informed that we are going to open PSQCA offices in the city Gawadar of Balochistan. The Federal Minister directed the Secretary, PSQCA to consult with them and resolved the issue and report to the Ministry.

The Director General of PSQCA also proposed amendments and inclusion of news clauses in PSQCA Act-VI of 1996; the Board of Directors accepted the suggestions unanimously. The Federal Minister said that there must be only one National Authority to check quality control i.e. PSQCA. He also said that after approval by the Federal Cabinet  the capital punishment will be enhanced from Rs.50,000/= to Rs.200,000/= and be punishable with imprisonment of either description for terms which may extend to one year or with both for the manufacturers of counterfeit and un-registered products. Federal Minister categorically rejects any compromise on quality control issue in the country. He also appreciated PSQCA personals for playing a vital role to spread the awareness among the public to know about quality culture in Pakistan. He claimed that PSQCA is struggling hard to bring un-registered products in net. He directed to the Authority to ensure that it issues licenses only those manufacturers who fully comply with its requirements relating to quality and standards as well. He said that special attention is giving in reference to the improvement for the industrial standardization, enhancement of the standard of the manufacturing product in the country.