Pakistan Shuts Lubricant Plant

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The Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority, the countrys national standards enforcer, recently seized a unit of Golden Lubricants for production of engine oil without a proper permit, an official said.

The company was producing lubricants illegally without a license from PSQCA. It wasnt complying with our certification requirements, Javaid Siddique, deputy director of conformity assessment (South) at PSQCA, told a reporter.

He noted the action was taken at the companys depot in Multan two weeks ago with support of local police and a team of PSQCA members. We checked the [lubricant] quality in our laboratory and sealed the factory depot, Siddique said without specifying the quantity seized.

The officials took action against Golden Lubricants, a subsidiary of United Arab Emirates-based Sharjah Lubes International Engine Lubricating, after it was found involved in illegal production, local media reported. Pakistan requires licenses for the manufacture of lubricants.

Our main objective is that the companies should follow the rules and regulations of Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority, Siddique stated.

Following the action against Golden Lubricants, the company has applied for a license and PSQCA is processing it, he noted.

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