Pakistan

Policy

Regulations governing TM/CAM were issued in 1965 along with the national program and a national office (division of Ministry of Health). They were regulated under Unani, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic (UAH) Act of 1965 which has been amended to recognize the degrees Course In 1991, The Drugs Control and Traditional Medicines Division of the National Institute of Health were established.

Regulations governing TM/CAM were issued in 1965 along with the national program and a national office. The regulations were amended in 1970 and 2002.

Contact

Ministry of Health                      

Website: http://www.health.gov.pk/

 

Laws & Regulations

Sales, marketing and manufacturing of natural products fall under the Tibb-e-Unani, Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, Herbal and Any Other Non-Allopathic Medicine Act. This act does not, however, provide any regulatory requirements for the manufacturing and safety of botanical medicines. There are no regulations in place regarding claims on nutritional products.

Botanical medicines are sold and regulated as over the counter medications and as dietary supplements about which no claims may be made.

A post-marketing surveillance program has been proposed and is in development.

Regulations governing TM/CAM were issued in 1965 along with the national program and a national office. The regulations were amended in 1970 and 2002.

Contact

Ministry of Health                      

http://www.pakistan.gov.pk/ministries/index.jsp?MinID=22&cPath=251

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock                               

http://www.pakistan.gov.pk/ministries/index.jsp?MinID=8&cPath=88