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Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act, 2020 (No. XVIII of 2020).

This Act, consisting of 58 sections divided into ten Chapters, provides for the registration and effective protection of geographical indications. It establishes a Geographical Indications Registry under the management and control of IPO Pakistan. The Trade Marks Registry and its branches established under the Trade Marks...
Pakistan
2020

Punjab Poultry Production Rules, 2017.

In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 24 of the Punjab Poultry Production Act 2016 (XLVII of 2016), these Rules specify that no person shall operate poultry premises without a valid certificate of registration issued by the Registration Authority. A person desirous to establish any...
Pakistan (Punjab)
2017

Sindh Food Authority Act, 2016 (Sindh Act No. XIV of 2017).

In particular, the Food Authority may perform the following activities: a) formulate standards, procedures, processes and guidelines in relation to any aspect of food including food business, food labelling, food additive, and specify appropriate enforcement systems; b) specify procedures and guidelines for setting up and accreditation...
Pakistan (Sindh)
2017

Punjab Halal Development Agency Act, 2016 (No. LVI).

This Act, consisting of 32 sections, creates the Punjab Halal Development Agency. This Agency shall generally assist the Authority in the performance of its functions. The Act establishes composition, duties and responsibilities of the above mentioned Agency entitled to: a) maintain a continuing working relationship and...
Pakistan (Punjab)
2016

Punjab Agriculture, Food and Drug Authority Act 2016 (Act XXXII of 2016).

This Act, consisting of 28 sections, provides for the establishment of the Punjab Agriculture, Food and Drug Authority entitled to carry out forensic examination and testing of fertilizer, pesticide, food and drug; to render an expert opinion in respect of the ingredients and quality of fertilizer,...
Pakistan (Punjab)
2016

Pakistan Halal Authority Act, 2016 (No. VIII).

This Act, consisting of 13 sections and two Annexes, creates the Pakistan Halal Authority. This Authority is a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal, with powers, subject to the provisions of this Act, to acquire and hold property, both movable and immovable, and...
Pakistan
2016

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Protection of Breast-Feeding and Child Nutrition Act, 2015 (Act No. VII of 2015).

In addition, the Act establishes that designated product shall be marketed or sold in the Province only by using packaging and labelling requirements in accordance with the provisions of this Act. No designated product shall be manufactured, sold or otherwise distributed in the Province unless it...
Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
2015

Alternative Medicines and Health Products (Enlistment) Rules, 2014.

This Rules establish Alternative Medicines and Health Products (Enlistment) regulation. In exercise of the powers conferred by section 23 of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Act, 2012 (XXI of 2012), the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, with prior approval of the Federal Government makes the...
Pakistan
2014

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety Authority Act, 2014.

In particular, the Authority may perform the following activities: a) adopt standards, procedures, processes and guidelines in relation to any aspect of food including food business, food labelling, food additive, and specify appropriate enforcement systems; b) specify procedures and guidelines for setting up and accreditation of...
Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
2014

Balochistan Food Authority Act, 2014 (Act No. VI of 2014).

In particular, the Food Authority may perform the following activities: a) formulate standards, procedures, processes and guidelines in relation to any aspect of food including food business, food labelling, food additive and specify appropriate enforcement systems; b) specify procedures and guidelines for setting up and accreditation...
Pakistan (Balochistan)
2014

Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Act, 2012 (Act No. XXI or 2012).

This Act, consisting of 42 sections divided into five Chapters and completed by six Schedules, establishes the Drug Regulatory Authority. It establishes composition, duties and responsibilities of the above mentioned Board, entitled to carry out the following activities: (a) frame the policy and provide guidelines based...
Pakistan
2012

Punjab Food Authority Act, 2011 (Act No XVI of 2011).

The Act further provides for: provides for licensing procedures for setting up food businesses; establishment of food laboratories; food poisoning; offences and penalties; establishment of the Food Authority Fund; etc. ...
Pakistan (Punjab)
2011

Baluchistan Local Government Act 2010.

In addition, the Act includes 5 Schedules. The First Schedule illustrates Dangerous and Offensive articles and trades. The Second Schedule exemplifies Taxes of Local Councils. The Third Schedule reveals Offences under Section 133. The Forth Schedule divulges which bye-laws may be made under Section 142,...
Pakistan (Balochistan)
2010

Protection of Breast-Feeding and Child Nutrition Ordinance, 2002 (Act No. XCIII of 2002).

The Act prohibits the promotion of breast milk substitutes except as provided for under this Ordinance; provides guidance relating to labels of breast milk substitutes and for the dissemination of informational and educational material; prohibits the manufacture, sale or otherwise distribution of breast milk substitutes in...
Pakistan (Punjab)
2002 (2012)

Protection of Breast-feeding and Child Nutrition Ordinance, 2002.

The Ordinance further provides for: prohibited practices; prohibitions and guidance relating to labels of designated products; informational and educational material; registration of designated products and quality assurance; penalties; etc. ...
Pakistan
2002

Pakistan Fish Inspection and Quality Control (Amendment) Ordinance, 1998 (No. XI of 1998).

This Ordinance amends the Pakistan Fish Inspection and Quality Control Act, 1997 by omitting some words from section 5, subsection (1) addressing matters related to the constitution of the Inspection Committee, and by substituting clauses (i) to (iv) in section 12(1) with new provisions on penalties....
Pakistan
1998

Pakistan Fish Inspection and Quality Control Act (No. XXXV of 1997).

Fish is defined as "all aquatic animals of inland, marine and brackish [waters], alive or dead, and includes prawns, shrimp, lobsters, crabs... turtles, in salted, unsalted, semi-dried, dried, frozen, preserved, cured, or canned form and any other aquatic animal or animal product which the Director General,...
Pakistan
1997

Pakistan Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (Treatment of Food by Ionizing Radiation) Regulations, 1996.

In order to treat by ionizing radiation any of the food specified in the Schedule to these Regulations, a licence shall be obtained from the Directorate of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection. The Regulations also provide for the types of ionizing to be used, hygiene procedures,...
Pakistan
1996

Sind Shrimps (Control) Order, 1976.

The Order deals, inter alia, with the following: shrimps handling on vessels; sale and transportation of shrimps; payment of price of shrimps; duty of fishermen's cooperative society; handling and processing (8); packing of shrimps; shipment of shrimps. ...
Pakistan (Sindh)
1976

Drugs Act, 1976 (Act No. XXXI of 1976).

This Act, consisting of 45 sections divided into five Chapters, provides for the requirements to produce, use and trade in drug substances or mixture of substances that is manufactured, sold, stored, offered for sale or represented for internal or external use in the treatment, mitigation, prevention...
Pakistan
1976
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