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SALIM AHMED LAHORE—Federal Minister for Science & Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain said that focus on standardisation will improve international competitiveness as fast changing global scenario has posed serious challenges for the developing economies like Pakistan.
He was speaking at the seminar on “Standards Build Trust” jointly organized by the LCCI and Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) here at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry in connection with the World Standard Day. The Minister said standards are playing a significant role in the global economy. He said that in line with the need of the time, the Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST) and its organizations, being the main components of the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI), are contributing significantly towards creating a quality consciousness in the manufacturing as well services sectors of Pakistan.
He said that much more is required to comprehend and adapt the standards and practices to the compelling needs of the competitive global market. Compliance and implementation of the standards at all possible levels helps make the best use of the scarcely available national material resources to achieve these objectives. He was confident that Pakistan’s industry is in the process of adopting this culture. More efficient industrial and business processes, facilitated by standards, empower companies to compete globally and produce quality products, as per International Standards at much lesser cost. Standards provide the backbone for day-to-day stability, they simultaneously make it possible to bring innovations and ideas to the market.
Director General of PSQCA Engr. Muhammad Khalid Siddiq said that Pakistani entrepreneurs must be remained vigilant about the development of international standards and practice involvement in the process. He said that PSQCA is providing a platform to the Pakistani industry to participate in the international standardisation activities. He said that PSQCA has developed a wide range of standards for products, services, health, safety and environment etc. These standards have been formulated in the light of parameters set by International Organization for Standardization.
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