Laws on halal products’ certification being framed: Sajid Yousafani

LAHORE: Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Sajid Yousafani said that laws on halal products’ certification are being framed and would be finalized soon.

The Secretary was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar presented the Address of Welcome. LCCI Senior Vice President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Vice President Mian Abuzar Shad, former President Mian Muhammad Ashraf, former Vice President Saeeda Nazar, Executive Committee members Mudassor Masood Chaudhry, Nasir Saeed, Malik Muhammad Akram and Main Zahid Javaid Ahmad also spoke on the occasion.

Sajid Yousafani said that draft laws on halal product certification had already been prepared by Halal Development Agency working under Justice Khalilur Rehman and would take another 20 to 30 days to get final shape.

On the issue of low milk productivity, the Secretary said that although the country is the fourth largest milk producer in the world with fourth largest population of cattle-heads, the milk production remained the lowest as compared with the developed countries including the US and Australia.