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A Board set up by the Government of the Punjab under Section (11)(1) of the Drugs Act 1976. (XXXI of 1976)

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Provincial Quality Control Board Punjab
(P.Q.C.B)
Health Department, Government of the Punjab,
Block # 7, L.D.A Flats, Huma Block, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore - Pakistan.
Telephones:
042- 783 0393
042- 784 6653
E-Mail:
pqcb@yahoo.com
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COMPOSITION:
* Mr.Javaid Malik, Secretary Health Department Punjab (Chairman)

* Dr.Anwar Ahmed Bugvi, Advisor Health Department Punjab (Vice Chairman)

* Professor Dr. Mahboob Rabbani, Ex- Dean Pharmacy Faculty, B.Z. University Multan, Street # 7, Shadab Colony, Suraj Miani Road Multan. Ph: 061-4545624/ 0333-6110753 (Member)

* Dr. Naveed Iqbal Ansari, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, King Edward Medical College Lahore. Ph: 0300-9422539 (Member)

* Abdusalam Mufti, Chief Drugs Inspector Punjab.(Member)

* Mr. Mubasshar Mohammed Khan, 62-D, Model Town Lahore. (Co-opt Member)

* Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq, Director Drugs Testing Laboratory, 1-Birdwood Road Lahore.

* Ch. Saeed Anwar, Secretary Punjab Provincial Quality Control Board, Punjab (Secretary)






ESTABLISHMENT OF PQCB UNDER THE DRUGS ACT 1976
SECTION (11) PROVINCIAL QUALITY CONTROL BOARD:
(1) Each Provincial Government shall set up a Provincial Quality Control Board consisting of such members including a Chairman, as that Government may appoint from time to time.
(2) The Chairman and other members of the Provincial Quality Control Board shall hold office during the pleasure of the Provincial Government, on such terms and conditions as that Government may determine.
(3) The Provincial Government shall appoint a person to be the Secretary of the Provincial Quality Control Board and provide the Board with such staff as the Provincial Government may consider necessary.
(4) The Provincial Quality Control Board shall*[with the approval of the Federal Government and by notification in the official Gazette] make regulations to regulate the conduct of its business.
(5) POWERS AND FUNCTIONS; (see below)
(6) The Provincial Quality Control Board may entrust any of its owers or functions under sub-section (5) to any one or more of its members.
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* Words, comas inserted by the Drugs [Ammendment] Ordinance, 2002, Ordiance No. CXXVII, dated; 15-11-2002.

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD:
(Section 11[5]) Drugs Act 1976

The following shall be the powers and functions of the Provincial Quality Control Board, namely:-

(a) to inspect any premises where any drug is being or is to be, manufactured or sold and to recommend to the appropriate authority the cancellation or suspension of the licence to manufacture or sell drugs granted to any person who is found to be contravening, or to have contravened, any of the provisions of this Act, or the rules;

(b) to scrutinize the reports of Provincial Inspectors in respect of contraventions of this Act and reports of the Government Analysts in respect of drugs sent to them by the Provincial Inspectors for test and analysis and issue instructions to the inspectors as to the action to be taken on such reports:

Provided that the Provincial Quality Control Board may specify the class of cases in which a Provincial Inspector may make a complaint to the Drug Court, or take any other action, without the specific instructions of the Board.

(c) to exercise all the powers of an inspector under this Act and the rules; 1[*****]

(d) to advise the Provincial Government on ways and means to ensure quality control of drugs manufactured in the Province 2[;

(e) to ascertain the names of such directors, partners and employees of the company, corporation, firm or institution who are prima facie responsible for the commission of any offence under this Act or the rules and allow an Inspector to institute prosecution only against such persons;

(f) to conduct annual validation of all instruments in the provincial drug testing laboratories and to recommend measures to upgrade such laboratories, if required;

(g) identify and accredit on payment of fee other laboratories in the Province with suitable facilities and expertise;

(h) to conduct training programs to update Government Analysts and for improving their knowledge according to latest analytical method and technology; and

(i) to submit a monthly report of decesions and activities to the Federal Government.]

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1: Words "and" omitted by the Drugs (Ammendment) Ordinance, 2002, Ordinance No. CXXVII, dated; 15-11-2002.

2: Semicolon substituted for the full stop and new sub-clauses inserted by the Drugs (Ammendment) Ordinance, 2002, Ordinance No. CXXVII, dated; 15-11-2002.
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RULE (3) PUNJAB DRUGS RULES 1988

PROVINCIAL QUALITY CONTROL BOARD:

(1) The Board shall consist of the following members, namely:--

(a) Secretary, Health Department, ex-officio, who shall also be its Chairman,
(b) Additional Secretary (T), who will also act as Chairman in the absence of Secretart Health;
(c) An Officer of the Provincial Drug Administration who shall as far as possible be a Pharmacy Graduate;
(d) One member from the Pharmacy profession who shall as far as possible be a Pharmacy Graduate;
(e) One Pharmacologist preferably Professor of Pharmacology to be nominated by the Provincial Government having no financial interest in the Pharmaceutical Trade Industry;
(f) One Professor of Medicine ro be nominated by the Provincial Government having no financial interest in the Pharmaceutical Trade and Industry;
(g) Secretary, Provincial Quality Control Board, who preferably shall be a Pharmacy graduate.

(2) The Board may co-opt any other qualified expert having formal training and experience in the Pharmaceutical field.

(3) The quorum to constitute a meeting of the Board shall be three including its Chairman.

(4) No act or proceeding of the Board shall invalid merely on the ground of the existence of any vacancy in or any defect in the constitution of the Board.

RULE (4) FUNCTION OF THE BOARD:

(1) The Inspectors and the Government Analyst shall submit monthly returns in Form-1 and Form-2 respectively to the Board and a summary on the overall situation of quality control in the area under their respective jurisdiction and the Board shall maintain such information so as to monitor the quality of all the drugs sold and to keep watch on the performance of all manufacturers and the drugs sale licence holders.

(2) The Board shall, as far as possible , meet at least once a month and review the situation of the quality control of drugs on the whole, including consideration of any specific point arising during the period on the working of various firms, drug testing laboratories and Inspectors.

(3) The Board shall examine the cases referred to it by any Inspector under the Act before directing him to prosecute such accused or recommending to the Licensing Authority for cancellation or suspension of the Licence.

Provided that no such action shall be taken without a show cause notice to the accused.

(4) Before referring any case to the Drug Court, the Board shall ascertain the names of the Directors, Partners and employees of the Company, Corporation, Firms or institution who are prima facie responsible for the commission of the offence under the Act or the rule and allow an Inspector to institute prosecution only against such persons.

(5) The Board may, in view of minor contravention in its discretion. advise the accused to bring improvement, or if considered necessary , issue a warning to the accused and take any other action including recall of batches.









































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