KARACHI : Pakistan Tanners Association Central Chairman Agha Saiddain and Chairman PTA (SZ) Amanullah Aftab in a press statement have appreciated the decision of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet to impose ban on the export of live animals with effect from 1st October 2013 which is really encouraging and beneficial for the leather industry as this proposal of the tanning industry was long pending since last many years.

He said by putting ban on live animals, the value added leather industry and allied industry can fetch more foreign exchange for the country by selling the byproducts of animals i.e. blood, bones, hair/wool, sheep casing, processed meat, leather & leather products as well as to ensure availability of raw hides & skins for the tanning industry and meat and milk for the general public on reasonable prices.