National guidelines for the acquisition, use, storage and export of human genetic material. Second, the launch of the Code of Conduct for Life Scientists at the State Department
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued two documents
Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and NIH Executive Director Major General Dr. Amir Ikram attended the ceremony.
The purpose of the documents is to provide responsible code of conduct and guidelines to life scientists, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood said.
Pakistan meets international obligations and legislation on genetic material: Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood
Guidelines and Code of Conduct now set international standards for genetic material in Pakistan: Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood
As a party to the Convention on Biological Weapons (BWC), Pakistan wants to promote the best scientific research, says Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood
Pakistan seeks international cooperation and promotion of research in biological sector for peaceful purposes: Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood
Foreign Ministry presides over Inter-Agency Task Force on Bioscience and Technology Regulation: Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood
This task force is the national focal point of the BWC, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood said
This task force plays a role in establishing legislation, rules and regulations at the national level, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood said.
The National Institutes of Health plays an important role in the task force as a national focal point for biosafety and biosecurity, Maj. Gen. Amir Ikram said.
The Code of Conduct for Life Scientists was first issued in 2010, Major General Amir Ikram
This Code of Conduct has been further improved in 2020 to bring it in line with the requirements of modern and world-class research, Major General Amir Ikram
Due to the Corona epidemic, it was necessary to improve national regulations related to life sciences globally and nationally, Major General Amir Ikram said.