Tuesday, November 15, 2011

PAKISTAN: Int’l moot on promotion of Halal meat

Original Article Source: The Jakarta Post

http://www.halalrc.org/ An international conference on promotion of “Halal Meat” will be held on December 14-15 in the city. Delegates from 16 countries will participate in the conference aimed at introducing Pakistani Halal products all over the world. Pakistan Agriculture and Meat Company (PAMCO) Chief Executive Officer Dr Hamid Jalil explaining the objectives of the conference, told newsmen that it would be a unique moot which included practical aspects of learning. He said it had been divided into two segments, on first day, the researchers would present their papers while the second day allocated for field visits. These visits include a State of the Art facility set-up by PAMCO costing $300 million with the cooperation of Iran, M-3 Halal Industrial Park at Faisalabad, National Institute of Food and Technology (NIFT), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and a Halal Laboratory set-up at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore so that the delegation from different countries may see the actual research work.
Dr Hamid said that the objective of PAMCO was to promote Halal Industry through developing Agriculture and Livestock sectors. He further informed that Pakistani products were respected all over the world for being Halal, on which their demand was increasing day by day. Keeping this in view, PAMCO is strengthening contact with many international institutions, and two further contracts were expected to be signed at the conference. Mr Zubair Mughal, the CEO- Halal Research Council, added that the conference would provide a great opportunity for Pakistani FMCG sector to get them recognized in the int’l market, which would help to boost the exports from Pak and enabling the reduction of budget deficit of Pak.

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