KARACHI, (Pakistan Point News - 05th Nov, 2016 ) : The Director General of Pakistan Standards Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), Muhammad Khalid Siddiq, in response to Karachi Chamber's demand to relocate PSQCA's Collection Point at a more accessible location near the port, immediately announced to reactivate PSQCA's Collection Point in the locality of Saddar which will start providing services from Monday. Speaking at a meeting during his visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), DG PSQCA added that relief has been instantly provided as many traders must be facing hardships due to far-off location of PSQCA Office in Gulistan-e-Jauher.
President KCCI Shamim Ahmed Firpo, Senior Vice President KCCI Asif Nisar, Vice President KCCI Muhammad Younus Soomro, Former Presidents KCCI AQ Khalil, Haroon Agar and Abdullah Zaki along with KCCI Managing Committee members attended the meeting. An official of KCCI said on Saturday that the DG PSQCA Abdul Khalid Siddiq, who was accompanied by Director (Legal) PSQCA Irshad Ali Ansari, Director (QCC-South) PSQCA Nazeer Hussain and Director (Import & Export) PSQCA Engr.
Ali Buksh Soomro, further informed that PSQCA drafted the policy for issuance of 'Foreign Manufacturing License' which was sent to the Ministry of Commerce and they have received the vetted version of the same from the Ministry which was likely to be finalized and implemented by December 2016. He invited KCCI to visit PSQCA Office to review PSQCA's Foreign Manufacturing License regime and suggest any amendments prior to its implementation which will be given due consideration.
The issuance of Foreign Manufacturing License to international manufacturers would provide huge relief to traders as it will resolve the issue of repetitive examination of consignments being frequently imported, he added. Earlier, President KCCI Shamim Ahmed Firpo, while welcoming the Director General PSQCA, said that although some improvements have been witnessed in PSQCA's functioning but lot more needs to be in order to bring this quality control authority at par with its peers around the world.