Thousands of families and children throng the Poultry Food Festival on second day of the two-day even held by the Pakistan Poultry Association at Racecourse Park from April 9 to 10 in collaboration with the Punjab livestock department.

The two-day festival was a complete family affair, including a variety of programmes, from cooking competitions, consumer education, comedy show, musical night, food and banquet, to a fancy bird show, magic show and lucky draw.

The Poultry Food Festival was aimed at creating awareness among the general public regarding importance of poultry products which are the cheapest available meat protein source, besides providing recreation to the children and families.

The PPA NZ Chairman Dr. Mustafa Kamal said that industry was endeavoring to make people cognizant of increasing egg consumption to ensure good health since only a healthy generation can take a country to the pinnacle of progress and prosperity. He said that poultry at present contributes 40 percent of the total meat consumption and generates employment and income for about 1.8 million people. He said that poultry is the cheapest available meat protein source for our masses and as such, is an effective check upon the spiraling animal protein prices also.

He said that PPA had also participated in the recently Horse and Cattle Show where thousands of visitors thronged the Pakistan Poultry Association spacious and wide stall set up at the industrial exhibition held at Jillani Park.