Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR) was first established in 1953 at Karachi as an autonomous body registered under the Societies Act of 1860. It was re-constituted by an act of parliament in 1973, allowing it to play direct role in national development, having greater emphasis on providing R&D solutions to Industrial problems, helping Industry to manage and reduce waste and use indigenous material / processes / technology, to increase their internal rate of return to be more competitive.
ISO-17025 Accreditation: PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Karachi has been accredited to 17025 through PNAC & Norwegian Accreditation (NA) in the year 2004 & 2007 respectively in areas of Pharma, Food, Textile and Environment.
To provide industrial competitiveness, social welfare, strong S&T base for strategic sectors and advancement of fundamental knowledge.
Linking research to market space. Mobilizing and optimising the resource base. Creating an enabling infrastructure and investing in high quality science that will be the harbinger of future technologies .