News From : DagangHalal.com (04 Dec 2009)
KARACHI: Pakistan government has taken an initiative to formalize the Halal standards in the country to benefit from the rapidly growing Halal foods’ market internationally that ranges from $1.2 to $2 dollar billion annually.
The government has planned several initiatives to boost its Halal food trade and formally included Halal Development Project (HDP) into its committee on Halal Food standards. HDP is already supporting such initiatives by the government and ministries concerned and will continue to work with the government to facilitate the Pakistani companies to enter the global Halal market, said Asad Sajjad while speaking to the inaugural meeting of the committee held in Karachi recently wherein HDP Pakistan has joined the National Technical Committee for Pakistan Halal Food Standards, made by PSQCA and Ministry of Science and Technology.
HDP is a non-government forum dedicated to develop the Halal industry in Pakistan with a mission to facilitate Pakistani producers of Halal products to enter the trillion dollar global Halal market. “HDP is providing platforms for Halal awareness, compliances, branding, testing, export market development services, investment promotion in Pakistan and Halal industry development with a target to make Pakistan the biggest Halal hub in the region”, Asad said in the meeting. staff report