(Lahore) Halal meat market is growing rapidly throughout the world and its demand is increasing day by day and its volume has reached at $ 300 billion, Pakistan is ranked 18th in the production of Halal Meat Market and its volume is only 2.9 % of the global Halal meat production which is very low, these views were expressed by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer-Halal Research Council, he mentioned that Pakistan can play pivotal role in this growing market because Pakistan have more than 160 million quality livestock including 71 million Cattles & Buffaloes and 89 million goats & sheep. He pointed out that no Muslim country is found in the list of first ten Halal meat exporters, although Pakistan, Sudan and other Muslim countries have big potential of exporting Halal meat globally.
He said Halal meat is not only the name of meat but more than 26 Halal industries are also based on bi-products of Halal meat e.g. Casings, Bone crashing, Gelatin, Sausages, leather and other industries are associated with it. He further explained that to strengthen the Global Halal meat industry, Halal Research Council is going to organize an international workshop on “Halal Meat” which will be held on 8th Oct, 2013 in Dubai – U.A.E. In which renowned expert, Prof. Dr. Javaid Awan - Agriculture University Faisalabad, Mr. Nasib Ahmad Saifi - Chief Executive Officer- Anis Associates Pvt. Ltd, Justice (R) Khalil Ur Rehman, Chairman – Punjab Halal Development Agency, Govt. of Pakistan and other International speakers will limelight the need and importance of Halal Meat, Fundamentals of Halal certification, Animal welfare and stunning, Impact of Halal slaughtering on meat quality, Pre- and post-slaughtering procedures, Global market and demand for Halal meat, Strategies to increase the share of Halal meat in global meat market, Livestock management for Halal meat, Slaughterhouse automation - machinery, tools and training and Utilization of halal meat in the production of processed and semi-processed food items.
The fundamental aim of this Int’l workshop is to promote the trade and importance of Halal Meat at International level and to provide the human beings with the meat full of nutritional values. He also added that current Food Technology has put the Halal meat into the critical problems, particularly, the processing techniques to obtain the convenient food using different chemicals. Halal meat exporters, Veterinary Doctors, Shariah Scholars, Food Technologists and Hotel Industry will get benefit through this workshop. Inter alia Halal Research Council (HRC) is a Pakistan based think tank working for the development of Halal Industry through research, advisory, advocacy, market intelligence & capacity building. HRC has global outreach and working with the help of 28 International strategic partners which are based in USA, U.K, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Spain, Germany, India, Bangladesh, Sweden and other countries.