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Pakistan ranks 18th in the production of Halal Meat Market: Zubair Mughal

Lahore, June 24, 2013 (PPI-OT): Halal meat market is growing rapidly throughout the world and its demand is increasing day by bay, Pakistan ranked 18th in the production of Halal Meat Market and its volume is only 2.9 % of the global Halal meat production which is very low, These views were expressed by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer-Halal Research Council, he mentioned that Pakistan can play pivotal role in this growing market because Pakistan have more than 160 million quality live stock including 71 million Cattles and Buffalos and 89 million goats and sheep’s.

He pointed out that there is no Muslim country is included in the list of first ten Halal meat exporters, although Pakistan, Sudan and other Muslim countries have big potential of exporting Halal meat globally. He said Halal meat is not only the name of meat but more than 26 Halal industries are also based on bi-products of Halal meat e.g. Casings, Bone crashing, Gelatin, Sausages, leather and other industries are associated with it.

He further explained that to strengthen the Global Halal meat industry, Halal Research Council is going to organize an international workshop on Halal Meat which will be scheduled on 26th August, 2013 in Dubai – U.A.E. In which renowned expert, Prof. Dr. Javaid Awan – Agriculture University Faisalabad, Nasib Ahmad Saifi – Chief Executive Officer- Anis Associates Pvt. Ltd and other International speakers will limelight the need and importance of Halal Meat, Fundamentals of Halal certification, Animal welfare and stunning, Impact of Halal slaughtering on meat quality, Pre- and post-slaughtering procedures, Global market and demand for Halal meat, Strategies to increase the share of Halal meat in global meat market, Livestock management for Halal meat, Slaughterhouse automation – machinery, tools and training and Utilization of halal meat in the production of processed and semi-processed food items.

The main aim of this Int’l workshop is to promote the trade and importance of Halal Meat at International level. Halal meat exporters, Veterinary Doctors, Shariah Scholars, food technologists and hotel industry will get benefit through this workshop.

Halal Research Council (HRC) is a Pakistan based think tank working for the development of Halal Industry through research, advisory, advocacy, market intelligence and Capacity Building. HRC working globally with the help of 28 International strategic partners which are based in USA, U.K, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Spain, Germany, India, Bangladesh, Sweden and other countries

For more information, contact:
Shaguftta Parveen
Manager Communication
Halal Research Council
192 Ahmed Block, New Garden Town,
Lahore – Pakistan
Tel: +9242 3591 3096 -8, 3840 7850
Fax: +92 42 591 3056

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