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Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) has launched first time in Pakistan a Halal training course entitled “Certified Food Safety & Halal Professional Course” with collaboration of Bureau Veritas where 25 graduates are participating from all over the Punjab.

While talking on the inaugural session of the course here in a local hotel in Lahore, Chairman PHDA said that Pakistan’s Halal industry is growing and its opportune time for us to capture international market by boosting up our Halal sector. He added that we need the Halal professionals because globalization of food trade and increased consumer awareness regarding food safety standards contribute towards new demands for Halal, healthy and hygienic food. Pakistan possesses all imperative elements for Halal products’ production but we were lacking professionals in this field. To fill the gab we introduced Certified Food Safety & Halal Professional Course to educate the young professionals to work in the field.

Imran Amjad, CEO PAMCO while addressing said that today we are laying the foundation of Halal industry by educating the youngsters about Halal standards first time in Pakistan and this is memorable day in the history of this nation, this education will lead the Halal industry and resultantly Halal products export will increase.  While talking on the occasion, Tariq Qamar, Halal auditor Bureau Veritas, said that when we talk about Global Halal Market, unfortunately we do not have uniform laws to implement in this industry so it is important here to mention that L&DD Department has initiated to formalize Halal industry and now we are planning that how to get lion share from Halal sector.

Punjab has constituted Punjab Halal Development Agency to look into the matter and execute the plans under the umbrella of L&DD Department and Punjab Agriculture & Meat Company.