Pharmacy council to be restructured

Islamabad - Chairing a meeting of the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP), the president of the council stressed that the profession of pharmacy shall be uplifted to bring it equivalent to international standards.

The PCP will be restructured that will result in the proper recognition of the profession in the country, said the president PCP Asad Hafeez.

Educational institutions imparting pharmacy education shall have to come to the international standards so that highly trained manpower can get better jobs in the country and internationally, he said.
It was also decided that amendments will be done in Pharmacy Act 1967 to meet the current challenges in the profession as already been deliberated.

A committee was constituted to study pharmacy strategic framework and also develop a roadmap to build professional status of pharmacists.

Secretary PCP Dr AQ Javed Iqbal informed the council members that State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar has given directions that there shall be no compromise in the standards of education.
She stressed that all the educational institutions have to upgrade their facilities if they have any deficiencies.

Issues regarding recognition of foreign degrees by the council were also discussed.
It was also decided that PCP will sign a memorandum of understanding with Higher Education Commission.

Ayaz Ali Khan, representative of Pakistan Pharmacist Association, welcomed the appointment of new president of the council and hoped that under his dynamic leadership pharmacy profession will touch new heights.
All the members of the council appreciated the decision taken by federal government and thanked State Minister Saira Afzal Tarar and Federal Secretary Mohammad Ayub Sheikh for taking keen interest in uplifting of this important profession.


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Pharmacy Council of Pakistan Ministry of National Health Services Regulations & Coordinations Islamabad