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Pakistan Poultry Sector Shows Great Export Potential

by 5m Editor
24 July 2013, at 7:55am

PAKISTAN - Federal Minister for the Ministry of National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said that Pakistan has great export potential in the poultry industry and can also benefit from growing demand for Halal food the world over.

Daily Times reports that the Minister expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation of poultry industry here at the ministry.

Earlier, the Minister was briefed on the state of poultry industry by K&N’s Chief Executive Khalil Sattar.

Mr Sattar said that the contribution of the poultry industry in gross domestic product (GDP) was 1.7 per cent while at the same time it was providing 1.7 million jobs to skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers.

Moreover, the poultry industry has also played a pivotal 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 the dearth of well-equipped veterinary laboratories at the district level, particularly in intensive poultry producing areas of the country.

The minister assured the delegation that steps would be taken to introduce modern diagnostic facilities in required areas to improve poultry output.