how i can export prescription or non prescription medicine to pakistan from UK


I would like to export medicines from uk to pak


Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for your question.

I have passed it on to Jason Mumtaz who works in the Commercial Section of the British Embassy in Islamabad. His colleague, who covers the Healthcare sector, is on leave. Jason is going to look into this for you and post an answer in the next couple of days.


Jennie Rich


Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to the message posted by Jennie, I work for UK Trade & Investment Office in Islamabad.

All prescribed medicines need to be registered with Pakistan Drugs Regulatory Authority (DRA). You may find it usefl to visit DRA website at

Secondly, you will be required to obtain NOC (no objection certificate) from DRA for export of "over the counter" or "non-prescription" medicines.

Hope this clarifies. Please let me know if you need any further assistance. I will be happy to assist you with your endevours in Pakistan. Happy to speak or you can touch base on my below contact details.


Jason Mumtaz
Trade & Investment Officer
UK Trade & Investment Office
British High Commission
Tel: +9251 2012000 (ext 2282)
Email: [email protected]


Firstly you need to make sure that all prescription medicines that are going to Pakistan are registered with the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA).

For medicines you need to go to, but also look at UKTI in Karachi and Lahore who deal with all hospital and medicines in Pakistan e-mail [email protected]
Other than that I suggest that you must look at the WHO website for permissions and licensing
Websites like, and even ask International Health Partners UK who deal with medicines specifically to Pakistan in disasters call them on 01892 784 118 or visit
Your local Chamber of Commerce will also give you information Certifications of Origin and other information to do with the paperwork for Pakistan.


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