February 22, 2014
Pakistan can boost the export of “Halal Food products through adaptation of better standardisation culture “Worldwide Halal food business was in Trillions of rupees, during last years, Pakistan can also earn a huge foreign exchange through enhancement of Halal Industry, as it has got a huge potential in this sector, but it would only be possible with globally accepted standards.”
These views were expressed by Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Zahid Hamid, while talking to news men during inauguration ceremony of new section of ‘Pakistan Training Institute for Standardisation’ at Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) head office here on Friday
He said, the new Halal Certification Division established in PSQCA, which is going to be functional soon, would be helpful for the people associated with this sector for smooth exports of their products, adding that section will provide a break-through in trainings of standardisation and quality enhancement in the country. Federal Secretary, Kamran Ali Qureshi, Director General of PSQCA. Pir Bakhsh Jamali and others were also present on the occasion.
Pir Bakhsh Jamali appreciated PSQCA team for playing a role to spread the awareness among the public to know about quality culture in Pakistan. He claimed that PSQCA is struggling hard to bring un-registered products in net. He said that special attention is giving in reference to the improvement for the industrial standardisation.
PSQCA would take punitive measure against the unregistered companies; he also requested the masses to come forward to identify the people involved in manufacturing, and selling of substandard products in the area. Prior to the press conference, Federal Minister chaired the 8th Meeting of Board of Directors of PSQCA held at PSQCA Head Office. In his exhaustive briefing the Director General, PSQCA pointed out that some contradiction in the PSQCA Act-VI of 1996 with other authorities. The Director General of PSQCA also proposed amendments and inclusion of new clauses in the Act.