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Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’
Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA)
The Pharmaceutical Industry is a human-centric industry – an industry that caters to the health of the public and is, therefore, holds significant importance. As such, the Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) came into existence on January 26, 1961 and the Government of Pakistan, through the Ministry of Commerce registered PPMA as the only Representative body of the Pharmaceutical Industry in the Country.
The Government issued a Licence to this effect under Section 26 of the Companies Act, 1913 on July 18, 1961. The Association was formally incorporated under the Companies Act, 1913 by the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
At the time of the establishment of PPMA, there were only ten members throughout the country who are the founder members of the PPMA and it was through their efforts that this Association came into being. Now, today the Membership of the Association is 700 (Approximately), who possess the licence for manufacturing drugs granted by the Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan against a total number of 350 units approximately.
We are proud of the hi-tech, essential and high-quality National Pharmaceutical Industry which has significance for the country in terms of self-reliance to a great extent. The Pharmaceutical industry comprises around 400 manufacturing units including over 350 national or Pakistani owned and licensed manufacturing units and 25 licensed International subsidiaries of well known worldwide based Pharmaceutical Corporations. However, we treat all such units as our national because all the people who work in this industry are Pakistanis.
PPMA feels strongly about the fact that all its members possess all requisite facilities necessary for the production of pharmaceuticals of quality and should comply with CGMP standards.
PMA has its head office located at KARACHI with two Regional offices, viz. Punjab & NWFP Regional Office at Lahore and Sindh & Balochistan Regional Office at Karachi.