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Pakistan Halal Food Authority will promote trade

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The importance of setting up of Pakistan Halal Authority to promote trade in food, medicine, and cosmetics has been emphasized Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain while chairing the meeting with officials of Ministry of Science and Technology. Minister said that Halal Food processing in Pakistan will help in enhancing foreign exchange […]…Read More

Pakistan to explore new markets for Global Halal Food Trade

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Pakistani government is exploring new markets with a focus on Global Halal Food Trade to export meat and dairy products. Pakistan is aiming to meaningfully increase its exports to many Muslim countries that are dependent on imported meat, according to media. The country to keep the international standards for frozen or chilled red meat is […]…Read More

MoST failed to make Pakistan Halal Authority functional

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Ministry of Science and Technology failed to make Pakistan Halal Authority functional till now. Since its development, Pakistan Halal Authority remains dysfunctional over the two years due to the fact that higher officials of the Ministry of Science and Technology are ineligible. To prevent import of haram food this authority was made. Pakistan receives $3-4 […]…Read More

Halal & non-Halal Food testing lab

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The University of Karachi, Industrial Analytical Center (IAC) of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), finally succeeded to obtain accreditation from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology’s Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC). IAC would conduct Halal testing to analyze the non-Halal ingredients in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products. Industrial Analytical Center […]…Read More

Pak Halal authority to start working in two months

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pakistan Halal Authority will start functioning within the next two months following the recent passage of a bill by the National Assembly about the establishment of the authority. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain said this while speaking at the International Conference on Halal Foods, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics. The event was jointly organised by the PCSIR in collaboration with the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of…Read More

Senate body approves Halal Authority Bill

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Science and Technology has approved the Pakistan Halal Authority Bill for regulation of all imports and exports in Halal articles and processes. The parliamentary panel was told that Pakistan wanted to establish its own accreditation system for Halal foods instead of relying on the WTO and its recommendations. "Pakistan, along with other Muslim countries, is against it," said Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC…Read More

PHDA accredited as first Halal certification body

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC), Ministry of Science and Technology has accredited the Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) as the first ever public sector Halal Certification Body (HCB) in Pakistan for three years. After the accreditation, PHDA will conduct Halal audit of interested edible producers as per Pakistan Standard, and after the satisfactory report about the utilization of Halal ingredients and production processes as per Islamic law, the PHDA…Read More

NA passes bill to set up Pak Halal Authority

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly has passed a bill to establish the Pakistan Halal Authority. This authority would help promote Halal food products trade and capture Pakistan’s share in the trillions of dollars international Halal food business. The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill envisions purposes of imports and exports with foreign countries and inter-provincial trade and commerce in all such articles and processes, which are described or represented as being Halal. The…Read More

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Scope of Halal Meat Industry of Pakistan

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article image HALAL IS a word of Arabic language which means lawful. It refers to the things or actions permitted by Sharia law’ without punishment imposed on doer but it has got more practical significance in food industry. Being Muslims, it is our requirement to eat halal food and it has also been stressed heavily in the Holy Quran on consumption of food which fulfills certain criteria to be halal. According to a survey, the global Muslim population is around 1.83 billion which constitutes 30% of…Read More

Nanotechnology has key role to play in halal sector

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: An International Philippine Halal Assembly (IPHA) event was organized by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Philippine at Marriot Hotel, Manila. It was a 3 day event that highlighted the rising potentials of Halal sector both food and non-food items and its bulging demand in international market. Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Bhanger from HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi was also invited in the event. He gave presentation on &…Read More