KARACHI, Sept 8 (APP)- The
Livestock & Dairy Development Department of Punjab Government has invited Senior
Management of the Malaysia’s Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) to
visit Pakistan with the objective to forge cooperation between the two countries
in the growing business of Halal products around the world.
In a letter addressed to the
Commercial ‘Counselor for Pakistan High Commission in Malaysia, Wajiulah Kundi,
Secretary, Livestock and Dairy Development Department of Punjab, Pakistan
extended an invitation to a High level delegation of Halal Development
Corporation (HDC) of Malaysia to visit Pakistan to see the world class Halal
paraphernalia being setup in Pakistan and to forge cooperation between the two
countries to adopt a mutually beneficial joint strategy to capture Halal food
market estimated at US$1.3 trillion, and is expected to achieve double-digit
growth, every five years due to rising prosperity among the Muslim countries.
While commenting on the
invitation, the High Commissioner for Pakistan in Malaysia, Lt. Gen (Rtd) Tahir
Mahmud Qazi said that meeting of two departments in Pakistan would provide them
a unique opportunities to evaluate each other strengths and to evolve a common
strategy to benefit from growing market of Halal products around the world.
The High Commissioner said that
Malaysian expertise in Halal food technology and Halal certification authority
coupled with Pakistan’s raw material like meat, milk, poultry, and food grain
can get a bigger share in the international market. The government of Pakistan
has already announced a 50 per cent subsidy in order to enable businessmen and
producers to explore the Halal market which offers a huge potential to Pakistani
products, he added.
HDC of Malaysia was established
on 18 September, 2006 to co-ordinate the overall development of the Halal
industry with its main focus to develop Halal standards, audit and
certification, capacity building for Halal products and services as well as to
promote and facilitate growth and participation of Malaysian companies in the
global Halal market.
The company’s key primary focus
is to unify the Malaysia’s Halal industry players to form the basis of a global
halal community. This is aimed at facilitating the growth and participation of
Malaysian businesses into the global Halal market, by promoting best Halal
practices and the development of Halal standards for the world.