Malaysian Government has deputed a three-member auditors’ delegation to audit and approve Lahore-based abattoirs for meat export to Malaysia. The delegation hails from Malaysia Department of Islamic Development and its members are Dr Zurina, Muhammad Reza and Noor Azmi and are on a visit to Pakistan.
According to Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) sources, a meeting with Malaysian delegation was held here the other day which was attended by all the stakeholders from meat industry. Dr Hamid Jalil representative USAID, Dr Ilyas, Director Animal Quarantine Department, Yasir Hussein, Assistant Director TDAP, Zaurez Afshar, Registrar Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) and all Lahore-based meat exporters participated in the meeting and discussed the potential of Pakistan regarding livestock and raised questions about Malaysian standards.
Speaking at the opening meeting, Dr Hamid Jalil, representative of USAID said that our organisation is striving to revive Pak economy through agriculture and livestock with the collaboration of local farmers and meat exporters that’s why we have sponsored the Malaysian delegation to boost up meat export from Pakistan to Malaysia and we are launching other incentive programs for livestock farmers. These steps are aimed at to enhance backward supply chain shortly, he added. On the occasion Malaysian auditors appreciated the government efforts for the betterment of livestock sector in the province.