‘We must grab a bigger share in halal market’

VC says Food Act must be implemented to stop food adulteration.

Our Correspondent July 30, 2013
Pakistan can earn enormous foreign exchange by increasing its share in the global halal food market, says Dr Hussain. PHOTO: FILE


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. 


Shakil Ahmed | 9 years ago | Reply

Very true, the only share of Pakistan in Asian foods internationally is mostly limited to rice, wheat, ready mixed spices, and pickles. These are favourites among all south asians. Major brands from Pakistan can always be trusted, as suggested much more need to be done to tap into Halal industry. At present we see dominance of Malaysian, Turkish halal food only. Pakistan can and certainly will be able to grab its market share if Pakistan put in place infrastructure for food processing and storage as i guess this the area that we lack in.

optimist | 9 years ago | Reply

@ Hedgefunder Come to London and see Indians buying Pakistani products (and vice versa)

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