Pakistan can earn enormous foreign exchange by increasing its share in the global halal food market worth billions of dollars, Government College University, Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Zakir Hussain said on Tuesday.
He was speaking at a seminar organised by the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Home Economics at GCUF.
Hussain said the Food Act must be implemented so that people consume unadulterated food. He urged food experts and university staff to take all possible steps to raise awareness about the advantages of pure food.
Dr Faqeer Anjum from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) said the global halal products market had become a trillion dollar industry. He said the halal meat market was worth $440 billion.
GCUF Dean Dr Naureen Aziz Qureshi said Pakistan’s share in the global halal foods market was negligible despite it being a Muslim majority state.
Dr Surraya Zakir talked about the advantages of nutritious and healthy foods.
She said such seminars gave experts and stakeholders an opportunity to sit together and plan to work together on the different issues.
UAF to offer language training for teachers
The Institute of Career Development (ICD), Cambridge English Centre, has authorised the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, to impart Cambridge Business English Certificate trainings, ICD Director Dr Osama Qureshi said on Tuesday.
He was speaking at the inaugural session of the language training course for teachers at the UAF’s New Senate Hall. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said he hoped the course would help teachers and students to improve their English and get admissions and scholarships in universities abroad.
Dr Osama Qureshi said the participants of the training course would be evaluated every month at the campus.
He said the course would improve the communication skills of the participants.
Qureshi said career counseling, grooming courses and faculty training would also be offered at the campus.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2013.
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