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PU IAGS organizes int’l symposium
PU IAGS organizes int’l symposium

LAHORE: (Wednesday, October 23, 2019): Punjab University Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAGS) has organized an international symposium on “Halal accreditation: adding value to lifestyle and economic success” at Razi Hall here on Wednesday. In the inaugural session, Punjab Minister for Livestock Sardar Hussnain Bahadar Dreshik was the chief guest. In his address, the Minister said that its petty that Pakistan has very less share in global halal market, though we are the agriculture based country. He insisted the developments in halal accreditation. He appreciated Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC), National Alliance for Safe Foods (NAFS) and PU IAGS to address this issue. He said certainly accreditation can add value in our national economy. He said, he has the high hopes from the students to bridge the gap. He said it will build the trust of international consumers on Pakistani products. He appreciated IAGS Director Prof Dr Saleem Haider and Dr Shahniwar Waseem Ali for arranging such important symposium. A large number of research scholars, delegates from Malaysia and Germany, faculty members, religious scholars and food science students from various universities were present in the symposium.