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Pakistan PM for Exploiting Full Potential of Dairy Industry

06 December 2017

PAKISTAN - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed that all necessary measures be adopted for exploiting the full potential of Pakistan’s dairy industry and has also directed formation of a committee to study a proposal for establishing a milk board in the country.

Addressing delegates of the Pakistan Dairy Association at the Prime Minister's office that focused on issues faced by the sector, the head of the country asked all stakeholders to consider ways for formation of a "Milk Board" under the Minister for Food Security, reports Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).

The Prime Minister was briefed about potential and the contribution of the sector towards the nation's economy and meeting the nutritional requirements of the country.

The delegation suggested various measures including putting in place uniform food standards across the country, minimum pasteurization law and tax-related incentives for further growth of the sector.

The Prime Minister assured the delegation that their suggestions would be duly considered by the government and all possible facilitation would be extended to them for ensuring the growth and capitalization for the dairy sector.

Minister for National Food Security Sikandar Hayat Bosan was present during the meeting with the delegation that comprised Syed Yawar Ali, Chairman PDA and Nestle Pakistan Ltd, Aamir Khawas, Chief Operating Officer of Fauji Foods, Sulaiman Sadiq Monoo, CEO of Dairy Land Pvt. Ltd., Anjum Muhammad Saleem, CEO of Shakarganj Food Products Pvt. Ltd., Jorge Montero, MD of Tetra Pak Pakistan Ltd., Ali Ahmed Khan, CEO Engro Foods Ltd and Muhammad Memosh Khawja, CEO Haleeb Foods Ltd. along with many others.

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