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March 15, 2019

Sindh’s fish exports could be increased to $300 million, says minister

Karachi

March 15, 2019

Sindh Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Abdul Bari Pitafi has said sea food has the potential to increase the revenue of the country as the province alone could export fish of up to $300 million.

This he said during a meeting with Consul General of Thailand Thatree Chauvachata on Thursday. Minister for Education & Culture Syed Sardar Shah, PPP MPA Qasim Siraj Soomro and other officials of the consulate were also present during the meeting.

Pitafi further stated that at present the fish exports to Thailand were worth around 150 million dollars, but they could be increased up to $300 million as Sindh had so much potential . He further stated that the provincial government was working to improve the Karachi Fish Harbour to upgrade to the international and European Union’s standards, and that would help the country boost its exports of sea food.

The Thai counsel general stated that the government of Thailand would fully support the Sindh government’s initiative and provide all technical support to the provincial authorities to increase its fish exports. Afterwards, the minister presented an Ajrak and a Sindhi cap to the Thai consul general.

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