Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

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Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
ہیئتِ پاکستان برائے سائنسی و صنعتی تحقیق
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AbbreviationPCSIR
FormationJuly 22, 1953; 67 years ago (1953-07-22)
Type Industrial and Scientific research
Legal statusOrganisation
Purpose Industrialisation
HeadquartersPCSIR Secretariat
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
Worldwide
Official language
English and Urdu
Chairman
Capt.(Retd). Nasim Nawaz(Secretary for Ministry of Science and Technology)
Parent organization
Ministry of Science and Technology
Affiliations Government of Pakistan
Website www.pcsir.gov.pk

The Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR) ( Urdu: ہیئتِ پاکستان برائے سائنسی و صنعتی تحقیق‎) is a government-owned science and industrialisation research organisation which mainly focuses on the development of industrial research. Initially established as Pakistan Department of Research in 1951, it was reformulated in its current state in 1953. [1]

The PCSIR was established in Karachi by Prof. Dr. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui in 1953 for the development of scientific and technical Research and Development and to provide infrastructure for industrial development in Pakistan. [1] The organisation was founded under the Societies Act to promote the cause of Science and Technology in the country. Since 1973, it has functioned under the Act of Parliament. The organisation was under the control of Pakistan's Ministry of Science and Technology of which Fawad Chaudhry is a minister from 18 April 2019, and was given autonomous control in 1984.

As of today,[ when?] the PCSIR has several geographically dispersed research centres. including four regional offices in each of the provincial capitals, with the head office in Islamabad. There are eleven laboratories and units and five HRD[ clarification needed] centres established throughout the country, headed by director generals or directors who directly report to the chairman. The chairman of PCSIR is appointed by the Government of Pakistan. There are 150 officers and technical staff in the head office, including seven directors working in different divisions and departments. There are 681 scientists, engineers, and technologists working in different laboratories, of whom eighty have Ph.D. degrees and others have M.Sc./MS/M.Phil./B.E. degrees in multidisciplinary fields. They are supported by 1,656 technical and skilled staff and 178 administrative staff.

Testing for consumer safety

In January 2017, the council conducted tests on 16 brands of packaged milk in the interest of public safety and found that only 6 of 16 brands were safe for public consumption. This report was presented to the National Assembly of Pakistan. [2]

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References

  1. ^ a b Suhail Yusuf (18 October 2013). "Salimuzzaman Siddiqui – A visionary of science". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 13 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter ( link)
  2. ^ Only six milk brands fit for consumption in Pakistan Dawn (newspaper), Updated 31 January 2017, Retrieved 13 January 2018.

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