Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zaid Hamid has assured the private sector of providing full assistance in promotion of Halal brands; establishment of one window under Ministry of Science for Accreditation and certification of companies.
Addressing to World Halal Assembly held in Islamabad recently, the minister said that very soon the law would be presented in the National Assembly for the approval after it was being recommended by all stakeholders. World Halal Assembly was jointly organised by Halal Products and Services Association of Pakistan (HAP) and Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) duly supported by SMIIC (Standards and Metrology Institute of Islamic Countries) to provide halal brands in the country and abroad.
The OIC body mandated to work on Halal Standards and Accreditation on behalf of OIC (Organisation of Islamic Countries). Guest of Honour Ayatollah Hassan Alemi, representative of Supreme Leader in Jihad-e-Agriculture, Iran in his speech emphasised on the need of harmonisation and co-operation in order to achieve ‘One Halal’ logo and ‘One Halal’ standard. He informed that his government was fully supporting the SMIIC agenda. Furthermore, he informed his government priorities for the promotion of Halal brands, imports and exports procedures and the latest development made by his Ministry. Originally Published on http://www.brecorder.com