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Pakistan to export meat to Malaysia

Razzak Dawood expressed satisfaction as Fauji Meat Limited got approval by the Government of Malaysia for meat exports on Tuesday.

Adviser to Prime Minister on Commence and investment, Abdul Razak Dawood on Tuesday appreciated the ‘Fauji Meat Limited,’ the largest meat plant in Pakistan, on its approval by the government of Malaysia for exports.

This showed that international acceptability and demand of Pakistani meat was gradually increasing, the adviser said this on his official twitter account.

“I commend the efforts made by Ministry of Trade and Investment Counsellor at Kualalumpur in this regard and urge him to provide maximum facilitation to our meat exporters to obtain similar approvals” he said.

Fauji Meat Limited owns the largest and most technologically advanced meat processing plant located near Port Qasim, Karachi. The plant spreads on 47 acres of land. It incorporates 100 per cent certified Islamic and halal slaughtering methodology at every step of meat processing to ensure that tender and fresh meat reaches our customers.

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It’s state-of-the-art Halal Meat Processing Plant has a daily production capacity of 100 tons of meat which includes 85 tons Beef and 15 tons mutton daily (30, 000 tons/year).

Razzak lauded the efforts made by the Ministry of Commerce’s (MOC) Trade & Investment Counselor in Kuala Lumpur, and asked him “to provide maximum facilitation to the country’s meat exporters to obtain similar approvals”.

Earlier this year, Pakistan also won China’s approval for meat export after a private sector company set up a treatment facility to remove virus from export consignments.

“The Organic Meat Company has received approval and has been granted registration by the Chinese Customs authorities for export of heat-treated beef to China”, Company Secretary Abdul Quadir had announced in a notification sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in April.

In the post-pandemic world, where countries are trying to cut down non-essential imports, demand for food imports remains intact and Pakistan’s meat industry has taken full advantage of it as the annual meat exports for the country have increased two-fold over the last decade from $152.4 million in FY11 to $304.2 million in FY20.