Govt takes steps to formalise Halal standards
KARACHI: Pakistan government has taken an initiative to formalize the
Halal standards in the country to benefit from the rapidly growing
Halal foods’ market internationally that is valued at over 600 billion dollars annually.
government has planned several initiatives to boost its Halal food
trade and formally included Halal Development Project (HDP) into its
committee on Halal Food standards.
HDP is already supporting such
initiatives by the government and ministries concerned and will
continue to work with the government to facilitate the Pakistani
companies to enter the global Halal market, said Asad Sajjad while
speaking to the inaugural meeting of the committee held in Karachi
recently wherein HDP Pakistan has joined the National Technical
Committee for Pakistan Halal Food Standards, made by PSQCA and Ministry
of Science and Technology.
HDP is a non-government forum
dedicated to develop the Halal industry in Pakistan with a mission to
facilitate Pakistani producers of Halal products to enter the trillion
dollar global market for Halal products and services.
“HDP is providing platforms for Halal
awareness, compliances, branding, testing, export market development
services, investment promotion in Pakistan and Halal industry
development with a target to make Pakistan the biggest Halal hub in the
region”, Asad said in the meeting.