As a result of successful dialogue between Provincial Minister for Livestock & Dairy Development Mian Nauman Kabeer and Pakistan Poultry Association, the PPA has announced to decrease the price of chicken at the rate of Rs. 12 per kg to provide relief to the people.
Appreciating the decision, Provincial Minister Mian Nauman Kabeer has said that caretaker government is committed for welfare of the people and every possible step will be taken to provide relief to masses within the mandate. The decision to reduce the price of chicken is laudable, he added. He also appreciated that Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Oman have termed Pakistan as a totally bird flu free country and the PPA should give special attention to export of poultry to gulf countries. In this regard, the Punjab government will provide necessary assistance, he added.
The PPA delegation was led by Abdul Basit. The delegation apprised the provincial ministers about their point of view on taxes levied at hatcheries and poultry farms. The Livestock Minister assured the delegation of solving their genuine problems. The meeting was told that latest research should be employed for increasing the production of meat and eggs for exporting the same to the gulf countries. Mian Nauman Kabeer said that livestock officials should keep the chicken farmers informed about different diseases so that poultry industry could remain safe from effects of monsoon season.