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The Pakistan Halal Food Authority (PHFA), which has not been functioning sinced it was formed in 2015, is expected to start operations quickly according to Rana Tanveer Hussain, federal minister for Science and Technology.
The president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development is visiting Pakistan this week to renew the UN agency’s commitment to alleviate rural poverty and boost food security in the country.
The government of India’s semi-autonomous Punjab region is planning to build the country’s most advanced pig-processing facility as India’s consumption of pork and reliance on meat imports both continue to rise.
A Western certification company is preparing to move into Pakistan, where it says the adoption of BRC standards is of huge benefit in a country looking to find its feet after the political turmoil of recent years.