News From : DagangHalal.com (08 Sep 2009)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 (Bernama) — Pakistan is interested to cooperate with the Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC) to tap the growing halal products business which is expected to achieve double-digit growth every five years.
The Pakistan High Commissioner to Malaysia, Lt. General (Retired) Tahir Mahmud Qazi said the Livestock and Dairy Development Department of Punjab, has extended an invitation to HDC to visit its world class halal paraphernalia being set established in the country.
The department has also invited HDC to adopt a mutually beneficial joint strategy to capture the global halal food market estimated at US$1.3 trillion, he said in a statement Tuesday.
“The meeting would provide a unique opportunity to evaluate each other’s strengths and to evolve a common strategy to tap the growing market for halal products around the world,” Tahir said.
He said Malaysian expertise in Halal food technology and Halal certification authority coupled with Pakistan’s raw material like meat, milk, poultry, and food grain can garner a bigger share in the international market.
Pakistan announced a 50 per cent subsidy to enable its businessmen and producers to explore the huge potential of the halal market.