Published On: Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Published in Category: Lahore

Commercial poultry becomes second big industry in country

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LAHORE: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Livestock Chaudhary Muhammad Arshad Jatt has said that commercial poultry has become the second big industry in Pakistan in which an investment of 400 billion rupees has been made and more than one lakh and 50 thousand people are associated with this business.

He said that rural poultry is also a big source of provision of eggs and meat to the people. He said this while presiding over a departmental meeting with regard to development of poultry sector and resolving its problems.

Additional Secretary Livestock Khurshid Ali Zaidi, Director General (Ext.) Dr. Muhammad Nawaz Saeed, Director Communication & Extension Dr. Israr Hussain Chaudhary, Deputy Secretary Technical Dr. Iftikhar Ali, Director Planning & Evaluation Dr. Qurban Hussain, District Livestock Officer Lahore Dr. Ghulam Hussain Bhutta, office-bearers of Poultry Association Raza Mehmood Khurshid, Maj. Javed Bukhari, Chaudhary Muhammad Azmat, Rai Hanif Ali Kharal and other officers attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the increasing prices of poultry and its products including meat and eggs. Arshad Jatt said that provision of poultry products to the people at cheaper rates is the top priority of Punjab government. He directed officers of Livestock Department to ensure provision of poultry meat and eggs at cheaper rates to the people with the cooperation of Poultry Association. He said that the quality of poultry feed should be checked and kept according to international standards.

Poultry Association’s representative Raza Mehmood Khurshid informed the meeting that the poultry industry in Pakistan is being run under the best bio security system, feed, water and air with controlled shed.

He said that poultry feed ingredients particularly soyabean meal, feather meal, blood meal are being prepared on scientific lines. He said that Livestock Department with the cooperation of Poultry Association is also taking preventive measures for saving poultry from diseases.