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Chief minister urges Turkish businesspeople to invest in livestock sector




  • Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that large opportunities of investment exist in Punjab livestock sector and there is a need to further develop this sector. He said Punjab government has provided a conducive atmosphere for investment, and foreign investors are being extended maximum facilities and incentives. He called upon Turkish investors to partake of investment opportunities existing in livestock and other sectors of Punjab province. 

    The Chief Minister was talking to a Turkish delegation of livestock sector which called on him under the leadership of Turkish businessman, Dursun, at Model Town, Wednesday. During the meeting, views were exchanged regarding co-operation in the livestock sector, besides exporting Halal meat. Secretary Livestock Punjab was also present during the meeting. 

    Talking on the occasion, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that Punjab government has taken effective steps to promote livestock sector. He said Pakistan is a prominent country in the world, in terms of milk and meat production, while the economy of the country can be strengthened by providing incentives and facilities to the investors in livestock sector. 

    He told the Turkish delegation that a modern slaughter house has been established in the provincial capital, which is benefiting livestock farmers. He said modern slaughter houses would also be established in other cities of the province as well, through which precious foreign exchange would be earned by exporting Halal meat. 

    Talking to the Chief Minister, the Turkish businessman Dursun said that he is visiting Pakistan for the first time and has realised that great investment opportunities exist in Punjab. He said Turkey is willing to work with Punjab government for the promotion of livestock sector. 

    Copyright Business Recorder, 2013

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