13 brands selling unsafe drinking water in Pakistan, reveals PSQCA


ISLAMABAD: Comparison of analytical findings with permissible limits of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has revealed that 13 brands including Aquwa Plus, New Nation, Osam, Well care, Royal Oasis, Blue Plus, Livon, Al-Habib, Aqua National, Nation, Naimat, Siiz Cool, Royal Blue) were found to be unsafe due to chemical contamination.

Out of those unsafe brands seven brands including New Nation, Osam, Well care, Aqua National, Nation, Naimat, Siiz Cool) have

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MI, PSQCA sign agreement to establish six QC labs




STAFF REPORT KHI: Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) have signed an agreement to establish six quality control laboratories across Pakistan. The lack of adequate testing facilities for food items in laboratories is a major problem that leads to food insecurity. The situation has to be reversed to ensure the food security.
PSQCA Director General Dr Barkat Saeed Memon and MI Country Director Dr Tausif Akhtar Janjua signed the

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MI, PSQCA sign agreement to establish six QC labs


STAFF REPORT KHI: Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) have signed an agreement to establish six quality control laboratories across Pakistan. The lack of adequate testing facilities for food items in laboratories is a major problem that leads to food insecurity. The situation has to be reversed to ensure the food security.

PSQCA Director General Dr Barkat Saeed Memon and MI Country Director Dr Tausif Akhtar Janjua signed the agreement

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PSQCA reiterates vow to support quality st and ards


STAFF REPORT KHI: The Pakistan Standards Quality Control Authority is keen to support activities, promoting quality standards in Pakistan; therefore, it has been continuing participating and supporting Quality Standard Award activity since its establishment in 2010 to promote quality standard culture in Pakistan.

Pir Bakhsh Jamali, Director General, PSQCA, said this in his message read out at the recently held 4th Quality Standard Award 2013 and the Seminar on Theme of 44th World

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PSQCA finds 31 bottled water br and s unsafe for use

STAFF REPORT KHI: The Pakistan Standard Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has revealed that 31 brands of bottled drinking water are found to be unsafe for human use due to chemical or microbiological contamination.According to the monitoring report for the quarter (January-March, 2013), 87 samples of mineral/bottled water brands were collected from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sialkot, Multan, D.G.Khan, Tandojam, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Gilgit.The brands found

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UNISAME seeks PSQCA NOC for enlisted firms

STAFF REPORT KHI:  The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has urged the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Science and Technology to consider allowing all pre-shipment accredited agencies listed with the Pakistan Standard Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) to issue no objection certificates (NOC) on behalf of PSQCA as it will not be possible for PSQCA alone to manage import and export inspection of cargo single handedly."In lieu of the Trade Policy 2012 – 2015 decision to

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PSQCA role vital to ensure goods quality

STAFF REPORT KHI: The substandard preparation of goods would not be tolerated in any case and He said that strict laws and capital punishment are under consideration for the manufacturers of counterfeit and unregistered products.Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mir Changez Khan Jamali, issued this warning during his visit to Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), head office here last week.The minister categorically rejected any compromise on quality control issue

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PSQCA asked to co-ordinate with quality control labs

STAFF REPORT IBD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Science and Technology has directed the Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) to co-ordinate with other quality control laboratories to meet the international standard requirements.The committee has recently met here with Dr Abdul Kadir Khanzada in the chair. Director General PSQCA briefed the committee about the objects, mission focus and further planning of the organisation.The representative of the PSQCA informed

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