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Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Issuance of NOC / Authorization for the Import / Export / Manufacture / Distribution / Sale of Precursor Chemicals.
Pakistan is a signatory to UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 1988. The provisions of Article 12 of that convention have been incorporated in section 7 of the Control of Narcotic Substances (CNS) Act, 1997. In compliance with sub section 2 of section 7 of CNS Act 1997, the Federal Government has notified rules called "the Control of Narcotic Substances (Regulation of Drug of Abuse, Controlled Chemicals, Equipment and Materials) Rules, 2001". In pursuance of clause (iv) of rule 2 of the above said rules, the Federal Government has appointed the Secretary, Ministry of Narcotics Control, Islamabad to be the Competent Authority, to discharge various functions under the said rules including registration, licensing and import/export or transit permit authorization. Hence the Secretary, Ministry of Narcotics Control is responsible to control precursor chemicals listed in Table-I and Table-II of UN Convention 1988 so that to check no diversion of these chemicals from licit trade to illicit manufacturing of narcotic drugs taken place.
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