Friday, July 19, 2013
Federal Minister for the Ministry of National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Thursday said Pakistan has great export potential in poultry industry and can also benefit from growing demand of Halal food world over.
He expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation of poultry industry here at the ministry. Earlier minister was briefed on the state of poultry industry by K&N’s Chief Executive Khalil Sattar. Sattar said that contribution of poultry industry in gross domestic product was 1.7 percent while at the same time it was providing 1.7 million jobs to skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers. Moreover poultry industry has also played an important role in alleviating poverty by improving rural economy.
While discussing ways for sustainable growth in poultry production, the delegation requested the federal minister to take notice of dearth of well-equipped veterinary laboratories at district level particularly in intensive poultry producing areas of the country. The minister assured the delegation that steps will be taken to introduce modern diagnostic facilities in required areas to improve poultry output.
Bosan also stated that Pakistan has great export potential in poultry industry and can also tap into the growing demand of Halal food worldwide. staff report.
Source: Daily Times