LAHORE - A six members delegation of Pakistan Poultry Association led by Mr Khaleeque Arshad, chairman PPA (Northern zone) met with Dr Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development to discuss the measures to provide chicken meat and eggs on affordable prices to the general public. According to Zonal Secretary Pakistan Poultry Association (Northern Zone) Major (r) Javaid Bukhari, the delegation requested to take solid steps to bring the poultry sector out of the prevailing crisis. Following members attended the meting: Mr Kaleeque Arshad - Chairman Ppa (Nothern Zone); Dr Mustafa Kamal - convenor disease Control PPA; Dr Abdul Kareem Bhatti - Execuive Member PPA (Northern Zone); Dr Ghuam Mehmood - Execjuive member PPA (Northern Zone); Mir Aurangzeb alam - Executive Member PPA (Northern Zone); Major (R) Javaid Bukhari - Zonal Secretary. Secretary Livestock promised the delegation to resolve the problems of the poultry sector at Punjab government level, and issues related to Federal Government through Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock, Islamabad. The delegation informed the minister that Wapda has imposed 10 per cent withholding Tax and 15 per cent GST on the general electric supply to poultry farms hatcheries and breeding farms, which has increased overall cost of production of broiler and eggs. Since Poultry sector is exempted from GST on poultry products, the producer cannot pass on GST to the consumers. Hence producers have to bear its burden themselves, which caused heavy increase in cost of production. It was suggested that GST and withholding tax should immediately be exempted on poultry producing units.