Pharmacy Council of Pakistan

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Pharmacy Council of Pakistan
ہیئتِ دواسازی پاکستان
AbbreviationPCP
Established1967
Location
Region served
Pakistan
President
Assad Hafeez
Parent organization
Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination
AffiliationsHigher Education Commission of Pakistan
Websitewww.pcpisb.gov.pk

The Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (ہیئتِ دواسازی پاکستان); acronym PCP) is a professional body for accreditation of pharmacy education and regulation of pharmacy profession in Pakistan.[1]

It was established under Pharmacy Act, 1967 to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of patients and the public. In addition, this council accredits pharmacy schools and colleges in Pakistan to ensure that the required standard of studies is met before it grants its approval.[1][2]

The council is also responsible for registration of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.[1] In October 2016, when new members of this council took oath, it was decided to bring changes to pharmaceutical education to bring it up to international standards.[3]

Pharmacy Council of Pakistan is a regulatory authority for pharmacies and pharmacists in Pakistan. It is one of the accredited councils of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.[4]

This council operates under the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, Islamabad, Pakistan.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Pharmacy Council of Pakistan) PCP: fixing the fault lines Dawn (newspaper), 24 March 2021, Retrieved 9 August 2021
  2. ^ Document: Pharmacy Act of Pakistan 1967 Government of Pakistan website, Retrieved 9 August 2021
  3. ^ Ikram Junaidi (19 October 2016). "PCP to bring pharmaceutical education up to international standards". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  4. ^ Pharmacy Council of Pakistan is one of the accredited councils of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan Higher Education Commission of Pakistan website, Retrieved 8 August 2021

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