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All function of NCLB are now under DRAP Act, 2012 (Act No. XXI of 2012) and all previous actions and SROs are protected.

Lot Release is now under Schedule I, and NCLB is part of DRAP under Section 3 of this Act.

For detailed description of various aspects of DRAP Act, 2012 visit this link


DRAP Act, 2012 pdf file. 



A Public Sector Development Project, costing over Rs 231, was approved in year 2007 by the Government of Pakistan to Strengthen the National Control Authority for Biologicals and its independent Laboratory (NCAB-NCLB).

In this project a new purpose built building was designed to house the laboratories and animal house of of NCLB and relevant Lot release functions.

The new building is now complete and the project site office is functional at this site.

The NCAB-NCLB project has already started designated work by publishing two guidelines for Registration of Biologicals and inspection of Biological manufacturing sites.

The project is now working on Four softwares:

    1) Electronic Lot Release Request submission software for internal working,

    2) Laboratory information system, for internal monitoring of Lab tests

    3) Real time web-based Lot Release Information Software for clients, and

    4) Web-based submission of AEFI.    

For the above work, internal local area network is already in place. In the second phase a web based Lot release request system shall be introduced.

The NCLB office is now operational in this new building. All lot release request are now received in this new office.


The NCAB-NCLB project has a full time Project Director:


Dr Noor-us-Saba

Project Director

phone: 92 51 9241725


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