Standards constitute important aspects of trade, commerce and diffusion of technology. The Development of Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality (MSTQ) infrastructure, therefore, are necessary for industrial progress and prosperity of a country or a region.
Realizing the importance of MSTQ infrastructure, the Government of Pakistan has established the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) by Act-VI of 1996 to provide one window services for Standardization and Conformity Assessment.
The Authority started functioning on 1 December 2000, comprising three integrated Components, namely Standards Development Centre (SDC), Quality Control Centre (QCC), and Technical Services Centre (TSC). The PSQCA is now acting as National Enquiry Point (NEP)for Pakistan.