National Regulations Governing Labels:
In Pakistan there are numerous Acts rules and regulations for chemical management, safety, specific chemical categories (pesticides, explosives), and chemical environmental impact assessments. Pakistan does not have a universal system for labeling or marking requirements on products, however there are a few industry specific regulations. Based on provisions in the Environmental Act, the Pakistan chemical regulations for packaging and labeling fall under the draft legislation Hazardous Substances Rules, 2003 (rule 9, sub-rule 1&2).
As mentioned above there are numerous Acts and regulations relating to chemical management, for a complete list (chapter 4, pg 151-200) and more in-depth information refer to the National Profile for Chemical Management in Pakistan 2009.
Other than the draft legislation mentioned above and some labeling requirements for chemical pesticides and pharmaceuticals, there are no provisions for labeling industrial chemicals. However, for the sake of worker safety many companies in Pakistan have decided to label chemical containers pursuant to other chemical standards.
GHS Implementation Status:
Pakistan has requested capacity building support for GHS implementation. However to date, Pakistan has not moved forward with GHS implementation.
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Extra language comments:
All specific hazard text provided in Urdu or English. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.