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Pakistan: Govt to launch halal food scheme to boost exports

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday launched the Halal Food Accreditation scheme to boost country’s exports.
Addressing the launching ceremony of Halal Food Accreditation scheme here on Tuesday, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali said that Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) had achieved a milestone of launching Halal Food Accreditation.

He maintained that the Ministry of Science and Technology would establish a Halal Board for Halal Food Accreditation to provide policy guideline with representation of private sector and Ulema along with representation of government functionaries.

He said that $2.77 trillion estimated global value of Halal market was fast growing. “Pakistan having rich potential in livestock, dairy and poultry sector has the capability to capture this new market of Halal Food,” the minister added.

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