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PPA Demands Level Playing Field With Foreign Investors

by 5m Editor
31 July 2007, at 10:42am

LAHORE - Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) has demanded of the government to provide a level playing field for local poultry producers with foreign investors. Undue incentives to the foreign investors would disturb the local investors who have been serving the country for the last four decades.

Chairman PPA Punjab Zone Shahid Mahmood Dar said addressing a press conference here on Monday. Other office bearers of the association including Dr Mustafa Kamal and Syed Javaid Bukhari were also present.

The chairman said the government has signed an MOU with a Thai firm to provide 66 acres land on lease on nominal rates.

The land is costly and is currently under use of provincial livestock department’s research activities, he said.
PPA believes that no land should be given to any foreign company on special concessions as it will negatively effect interests of domestic poultry farmers.

Source: AssociatedPressOfPakistan

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