Monday, 20 December 2010

Shipment of 25 tons meat to Malaysia great achievement: Shahbaz Sharif.

LAHORE, November 06, 2010 (Frontier Star): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif also known as Shahbaz Sharif (Urdu: میاں محمد شہاز شریف ) is a well known Pakistani politician and President of Pakistan Muslim League (N).  has said that shipment of 25 tons meat to Malaysia, first time in the history of the country, is a big achievement. He said that development of livestock sector can help increase export of Halal ha·lal   Islam

Meat that has been slaughtered in the manner prescribed by the shari'a.

1. Of or being meat slaughtered in the prescribed way: a halal butcher; a halal label.
 meat as well as strengthen national economy. He said that he is ready to spend Rs. one billion on the provision of facilities to this industry if the private sector promises to achieve the target of export of two billion dollars of Halal meat during next two years. He was addressing a function on the occasion of shipment of the first consignment of Halal meat to Malaysia by Zenith Associates in Raiwind today. President Pakistan Meat Exporters Association Arif Ghias, Chairman Zenith Associates, Tahir Ghias, Secretary Livestock Jehanzeb Khan and a large number of people associated with livestock sector were present. The Chief Minister said that livestock has a key importance in national economy and development of this sector can help overcome poverty and unemployment. He said that Allah Almighty has bestowed land, grazing fields and talented workforce but despite these resources Pakistans share in the meat business of 600 billion dollars in the world is negligible whereas India is exporting meat of 21 billion dollars. He said that Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive strategy for the development of livestock sector and a shipment of 25 ton Halal meat is being sent to Malaysia with the cooperation of Zenith Associates. He said that a state-of-the-art slaughter house will be set up in Punjab and private sector will be given incentives for setting up farms of calves. He said that export of meat to Middle East, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (sä`dē ərā`bēə, sou`–, sô–), officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (2005 est. pop. , Malaysia and other countries can be increased by improving the quality of livestock. He assured office-bearers of meat association that no effort will be spared for providing them maximum facilities and they should come forward and play their role for increasing export of Halal meat. Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the first shipment of Halal meat to Malaysia. He also appreciated the performance of the management and workers of Zenith Associates and inspected various sections of the plant. Director Zenith Associates Asif Ghias in his welcome address paid tributes to Chief Minister Punjab and said that it is due to his leadership qualities that meat is being exported to Malaysia first time in the history of the country.

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