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CM Punjab pledges support for surge in meat exports
December 03, 2023

Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has reaffirmed the government's commitment to providing comprehensive facilitation for the advancement of meat exports.

He was addressing a meeting with a 21-member delegation of meat exporters in Lahore today.

In the course of the meeting, the delegation presented constructive suggestions aimed at augmenting livestock production. Caretaker Chief Minister emphasized the need for an actionable plan to surpass the existing 5 percent target for meat exports, demonstrating a proactive stance towards industry growth.

Expressing concerns over illegal tax collection in the cattle market, the caretaker chief minister directed immediate action against such elements. Furthermore, he advocated the establishment of FMD (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) compartments to bolster livestock production practices.

Assuring a collaborative approach, Mohsin Naqvi announced plans to engage with the federal government to explore avenues for enhancing meat exports, underscoring the importance of a cohesive national strategy.

The meeting provided a comprehensive briefing, revealing that the current meat export value from Lahore stands at 300 million dollars.

In their remarks, the stakeholders concerned expressed confidence in the potential of the meat export sector, setting an ambitious target to escalate exports to 5 billion dollars, showcasing a collective resolve to fortify and expand this crucial industry.