Lahore : The Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan and the Ministry of National Food Security and Research conducted a training workshop on the control of Khapra beetle in rice to develop awareness among the exporters. Dr. Muhammad Ishfaque, Department of Plant Protection Lahore gave a presentation by covering all Technical Aspects for removal of Khapra beetle. Ch. Masood Iqbal, Chairman REAP, also delivered a speech on this issue. In a section of press, his message was not clearly recorded. In fact, he emphasized that in future our exporters need to be more vigilant by covering all Phytosanitary requirements which are essentially required for Rice Export to USA.

The present practice of inspection at USA Ports will remain as it is till the finalization of arrangements mutually agreed between the Government of Pakistan and APHIS (USDA).