Heavy Quarantine fee imposed on exports

Lahore, April 16, 2015 (PPI-OT): Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Kamal, Chairman Pakistan Poultry Association (NZ), in a Press Statement informed that Poultry Sector of Pakistan is making a tremendous contribution in bridging the gap between supply and demand of animal protein requirements.

With the continuous depletion of supply of red meat, poultry is the cheapest available animal protein source for the masses as it constitutes 35-40 percent of total meat production in the country hence an effective check upon the spiralling animal protein prices. Poultry sector is one of the largest agro based segment of Pakistan having an investment of Rs.700 Billion. It is worth mentioning here that despite all constraining factors the growth rate of this sector is 10to 12% per annum.

Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Kamal emphasized that Prime minister and Finance Minister of Pakistan should take serious notice of the conspiracy cooked against export policies of Pakistan. After efforts of many years, the export of poultry products was started from Pakistan recently. Present Government under leadership of H.E. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has shown many commitments to increase the exports from Pakistan.

But the Quarantine Department of Government, Ministry of Food Security and Research of Pakistan have increased its fee by many fold. One example is the rate of chicken eggs; previous fee wasRs.1.25 per box which has been increased to Rs. 250 per box. It looks as a conspiracy against the Government, which as a result will destroy all the efforts of Government and poultry industry.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Poultry Association
Central Office Islamabad
Sector (I-8/2, Street No. 33, House No. 169)
Tel: +92-51-4863594-95
Fax: +92-51-4863593
Website: www.ppacentral.pk

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