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Pakistan will host an international conference on Halal industry

An international conference for the promotion of Halal Industry is going to be held on 16 – 17 January, 2012 in Pearl Continent Hotel, Lahore in which constituents from 14 countries like Malaysia, China, America, Russia, South Africa, Mauritius, UK, and UAE etc. will participate. The conference would be inaugurated by Chief Minister –Govt. of Punjab, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. The conference is jointly organized by Halal Research Council and Agriculture & Meat Company (PAMCO)- Govt. of Punjab. The purpose behind arranging this conference is to take international Halal Industry in confidence for the promoting Pakistan’s Halal Market & industries, which is USD 3 trillion. As Pakistan is an agricultural country and due to its excellent Livestock and 100% Halal Products, it has an opportunity to be introduced as a Halal Products leader, through which Foreign Exchange can be increased by minimizing the trade deficit of Pakistan, which is the basic need of time right now.
Mr. Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, Halal Research Council said that Pakistan is the only country in which 100% Halal products and Meat is available, due to which Pakistan has a unique position in Halal Industry. By taking advantage of this, we can market our products in International market easily which values USD 3 trillion. He further added that in this conference, many topics like the importance of Halal Market, Halal Banking and Finance, Halal Industrial Estate, opportunities of International Investment in Pakistan, Halal Certification etc. would be discussed. The conference is being supported by 11 International Halal Bodies, Pakistani Chamber of Commerce’s & industries, Trade associations and agricultural universities.
In this conference, His Eminence, Dr. Mustufa Ceric, The Grand Mufti, Bosnia, Kavilash Chawla, Managing Director, Nur Global Strategies, Chicago, U.S.A, Riad Parvez Hullemuth, Chief Executive Officer, Nile Plus, Mauritius, Dr. Haja sittie shayma zenaida p. Hadji raof laidan, Regional Director, Department/ Ministry of Science and Technology- XII, PHILIPPINES, Dr. Muhammed Munir Chaudry, Chief Executive Officer, IFANCA, USA, Dr. Rana Muhammad Ayyub, PhD. Scholar (Halal food Marketing), University of Hull, UK, Alaa Kamal, Regional Representative– Middle East, Islamic Services of America (I.S.A.), Dubai, Prof. Dr. Javaid A Awan, Country Director Pakistan, Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), USA, Dr. Winai Dahlan, Founder/Director, Halal Science Center, Thailand, Sarfraz Mohammad, Auditor, Halal Monitoring Committee, United Kingdom, Dr Kakha Nadiradze, President, Association for Farmers Rights Defense, AFRD, Georgia, Justice (R) Khalil ur Rehman, Shariah Advisor, AlBaraka Bank Pakistan Ltd. And Dr Hamid Jalil, Chief Executive Officer, Punjab Agriculture and Meat Company (PAMCO) Lahore – Pakistan would contribute their knowledge.

by S. C.
02 january 2012, World News > Asia