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Pakistani Poultry Farmers Suffer Huge Losses Due To Windstorm

by 5m Editor
26 June 2007, at 9:12am

KARACHI - The poultry industry in Sindh has suffered massive financial losses in the wake of winds and widespread rains on Saturday, which may push the price of poultry products to unprecedented levels for consumers.

Huge losses in terms of death of millions of poultry birds and destruction of poultry farms and shed houses used for keeping poultry birds, was confined not only to Karachi and based on estimates, more than 15 lac square feet area used for poultry farming in the province, either perished or faced massive destruction. Poultry birds, usually kept in covered pens suffered even more severe losses as structures collapsed on top of them.

Presenting an analysis of financial losses suffered by the poultry traders, Abdul Maroof Siddiqui, Central Convener, Pak Poultry Association told Daily Times that the true picture of the losses that have accrued to the poultry industry would emerge after a week.

However, based on initial estimates, financial losses of traders run into millions of rupees as poultry farms all over Sindh, especially those located in the close proximity of coastal areas as Karachi, Sajawal, Thatta, Badin and Hub Chowki have reported losses of birds and physical infrastructure.

Replying to a question he apprehended that as a result of death of millions of poultry birds, there might be a massive shortage of poultry meat in Karachi and other parts of the province that and due this the price of poultry products may double pushing them beyond the reach of the public.

Source: Daily Times

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