KARACHI: A seminar on “Palm Oil and Standardization was jointly organized by the Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Karachi. Abu Bakar Mamat, Consul General of Malaysia was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Pir Bakhsh Jamali, Director General, PSQCA, in his speech said that standard and quality are quite important for a country’s economics and to protect the consumer’s interest and without adopting standards quality cannot be maintained. PSQCA has mandate of developing national quality infrastructure in the Pakistan.
It has also played a significant role in economic development of Pakistan. We deal with all aspects of quality infrastructure including standardization, legal metrology standards conformity assessment and testing at the national level. He further said that the purpose of this Seminar is to give awareness to companies and consumers about Pakistan standards and conformity assessment procedures.
“I hope you all will support PSQCA’s membership campaign of Technical Committees on Standards Development. These technical committees will act as quality circles to disseminate information in the industry regarding standardization. I believe that Awareness about standards and conformity assessment procedures contribute from tangible improvement of consumer interest, the growth and development of businesses and indeed to sustainable economic, social and cultural development. He appreciates the Malaysian Government and Palm Oil Board for this Seminar.”
Malaysia has been a trusted friend of Pakistan. The total import of RBD (Oil) from Malaysia is almost 60% which provides Pakistani nation with safe and quality oil for use in daily life. The major export of Malaysia is Palm Oil and we pay dollars for its import. The standards lead to enhance the quality of life through the sustainable development of society. The Regional Manager of MPOB Fairus Hidzir, gave his detail brief about Malaysian Palm Oil and Quality Assurance. Dr Muhammad Abdul Haq, Asstt. Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Karachi gives his detail presentation on Health Implication of Pal Oil.
Nadeem Jameel, Head of Quality Assurance, IFFCO-Pakistan read a paper on Trans Free Palm Based Banaspati. A large number of guests related to subjected matter attended seminar including businessmen / consumers NGO’s and officials of PSQCA.