The Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) has been established under the administrative control of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan as the national apex agency to accredit conformity assessment bodies such as laboratories and certification bodies. PNAC was established in 1998 after signing WTO in 1995. The accreditation services of PNAC were launched during the year 2001. PNAC achieved a milestone of Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) in 2009 and MLA status in 2013. Now Pakistan is included in the list of countries having equivalent status for accreditation of testing & calibration laboratories and certification bodies for QMS & EMS all over the world.
Vision: To become the most competent and reliable accreditation body of the region.
Mission: Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) strives for improvement, competence and integrity of conformity assessment bodies by providing them an internationally recognized accreditation service and also promotes quality culture, which ultimately benefits the consumers, producers, regulators and other stakeholders.