Introduction to PNAC

Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC), established in 1998 after signing WTO agreement in 1995, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Science And Technology, Government of Pakistan as the national apex body to accredit conformity assessment bodies such as Laboratories (Testing, Calibration and Medical), Inspection Bodies and Certification Bodies (Management system Certification, Halal and Product Certification). Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) is the first Accreditation Body in the World that has launched “Halal Accreditation” Scheme in 2012. PNAC is the founder board member of the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF) and member of Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC). PNAC has achieved Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) signatory status for Testing and Calibration Laboratories form International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) signatory status for Quality Management System, Environment Management System, and Product Certification for International Accreditation Forum(IAF). PNAC has also secured regional MRA signatory status with Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC). By virtue of these recognitions, Certificates/Reports issued by accredited Conformity Bodies are