Pakistan’s first pharma company gets UAE operations licence

Pakistan UAE Searle

ISLAMABAD, Sept 16 (INP): Pakistan’s first pharmaceutical Searle Company Limited (SEARL) has registered its manufacturing facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention gave approval to the  company and registered its manufacturing facility in the United Arab Emirates. This significant achievement positions Searle as the first pharmaceutical company from Pakistan to have its manufacturing facility registered in the UAE.

Taking to X (twitter) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), Asim Rauf said, “Yet another achievement. Pakistani pharma is now entering stringent markets. Searle’s recent certification is testimony to our commitment to boost pharma exports.”

“This is a great breakthrough and important development that will bring not only revenue and jobs but opens international drug business avenues for Pakistani industry.” Earlier, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention notified that a manufacturing site of SEARL has been registered till September 10, 2028, per Article 65 of Federal Law No. 3 of 1984.

According to the notification, the facility has activities registered for primary packaging, manufacture of dosage forms, packaging and labeling, storage and handling, laboratory testing, batch release (certification), and secondary packaging. Registration as a manufacturing site makes the company eligible to be involved in registered activities with respect to the products to be registered in the UAE, the ministry added. INP

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