Pakistan’s livestock sector has the potential to tap into the international halal trade. Malik Tahir Javaid, President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), said global meat demand will double in the next two decades and Pakistan has the resources to become a global leader in this sector.
According to him, Pakistan being a Muslim country has to understand the importance of halal certification as this will boost the country’s exports and help it transform the face of its economy. “The global halal trade is worth over USD 300 billion. If Pakistan is able to attain only 10% share of this trade then we can expand our exports easily by USD 30 billion,” said Mr Javaid.