Pakistan establishes meat export zone for China


Pakistan has established a meat export zone in Bahawalpur Division to produce world standard quality meat for supply to world markets, with special focus on China.

“In order to exploit the huge potential of meat exports to Chinese market, the Livestock and Dairy Development Department of Punjab has established a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone in Bahawalpur Division,” a senior official in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research said .

The zone would help the country to fulfill the international requirements for penetrating global markets, besides taking maximum advantages of agriculture cooperation under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Talking to APP here on Friday, he said that in this regard an updated technical matrix on establishment of FMD free zones proposed by Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Punjab had also been shared with the Chinese side.

The team of Chinese experts was also invited ion to visit the facility, he said adding that it was expected that Chinese experts would soon visit for inspection to start meet export to that country.—APP

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