A delegation of Pakistan Dairy Association called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today at Prime Minister’s Office Islamabad. Mr. Sikandar Hayat Bosan, Minister for National Food Security was also present during the meeting.
The delegation comprised on Syed Yawar Ali, Chairman PDA & Nestle Pakistan Ltd, Mr. Aamir Khawas, Chief Operating Officer Fauji Foods, Mr. Sulaiman Sadiq Monoo, CEO Dairy Land Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Anjum Muhammad Saleem, CEO Shakarganj Food Products Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Jorge Montero, MD Tetra Pak Pakistan Ltd., Mr. Ali Ahmed Khan, CEO Engro Foods Ltd, Mr. Muhammad Memosh Khawja, CEO Haleeb Foods Ltd., and others.
The Prime Minister was briefed about potential and the contribution of the sector towards national economy and meeting the nutrition requirements of the population of the country. Issues faced by the sector also came under discussion. The delegation suggested various measures including putting in place uniform Food Standards across the country, minimum pasteurization law and tax related incentives to further promote the growth of the sector. The Prime Minister assured the delegation that their suggestions would be duly considered by the Government and all possible facilitation would be extended to them for ensuring growth and capitalization of potential of the sector.
The Prime Minister also directed that a committee of all stakeholders be constituted under the Minister for Food Security to look into the proposal of establishing a Milk Board in the country.