Pakistan’s meat exports surge by 55pc: ex-minister

By Our Correspondent
May 25, 2024
Former caretaker KP minister for Livestock, Transport, Mines & Minerals Ibrahim Hasan Murad speaks during a meeting in this photo released on October 4, 2023. — Facebook/Ibrahim Hasan Murad

LAHORE: Former caretaker provincial minister for livestock Ibrahim Hasan Murad in a statement on Friday said that the efforts of caretaker govt have begun to bear fruit, resulting in a historic 55 percent increase in Pakistan’s meat exports.


He said last year, the country’s meat exports stood at $307 million, but according to figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, exports from July 2023 to April 2024 have reached a remarkable number of $431 million, with a total of 104,513 metric tons of meat and meat products exported.

He said the increase in exports was not just a win for the meat industry but a significant step towards strengthening the economy. “The role of farmers has been instrumental in this growth in meat exports. Sincere intentions and strong determination always lead to success,” he said.

Murad said the former caretaker govt undertook groundbreaking initiatives to promote the livestock sector. These initiatives included Pakistan’s first disease-controlled compartment, implementation of the Pakistan Animal Traceability and Identification System and the provision of hybrid protein forage across 37,000 acres to improve meat quality.