AGL 7.10 Increased By ▲ 0.65 (10.08%)
ANL 9.72 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.21%)
AVN 77.05 Decreased By ▼ -0.55 (-0.71%)
BOP 5.48 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.92%)
CNERGY 5.02 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (1.01%)
EFERT 78.25 Increased By ▲ 1.00 (1.29%)
EPCL 56.00 Increased By ▲ 0.51 (0.92%)
FCCL 15.25 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-0.72%)
FFL 6.57 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (1.39%)
FLYNG 7.47 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
GGGL 10.52 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (0.67%)
GGL 16.44 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.31%)
GTECH 8.34 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.36%)
HUMNL 6.41 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.62%)
KEL 3.02 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (3.07%)
LOTCHEM 28.80 Increased By ▲ 0.46 (1.62%)
MLCF 28.25 Increased By ▲ 0.17 (0.61%)
OGDC 74.75 Increased By ▲ 0.90 (1.22%)
PAEL 15.62 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (0.45%)
PIBTL 5.40 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.93%)
PRL 17.66 Increased By ▲ 0.27 (1.55%)
SILK 1.09 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (1.87%)
TELE 10.83 Decreased By ▼ -0.13 (-1.19%)
TPL 8.01 Increased By ▲ 0.20 (2.56%)
TPLP 20.25 Increased By ▲ 0.59 (3%)
TREET 23.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.21%)
TRG 129.50 Increased By ▲ 2.60 (2.05%)
UNITY 23.05 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.04%)
WAVES 11.56 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.09%)
WTL 1.15 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.88%)
BR100 4,153 Increased By 27.2 (0.66%)
BR30 15,692 Increased By 196.3 (1.27%)
KSE100 41,411 Increased By 259.2 (0.63%)
KSE30 15,517 Increased By 96.7 (0.63%)
Follow us

LAHORE: Citing the losses poultry sector suffered during the last five years, the Pakistan Poultry Association has urged the government to take immediate measures of removing all import and sales tax on the import of raw materials, chemicals and machinery used in production of primary foods to ensure food security in the country.

Dr Abdul Karim, Chairman of the Association, while addressing a press conference on Monday said that the Pakistan Poultry Sector, being producer of primary foods, has a pivotal role in country’s economy as it provides prime quality protein food at a price affordable to common man.

Poultry consumes agricultural produce grain ‘corn’ and agro-industrial by-products from number of industries as feed ingredients, thus contributes towards viability of these industries.

He said preceding this current Covid-19 episode badly affected poultry enterprise which was already struggling to keep its head above water. The necessary measures to control the Covid-19 and the extension in this period have brought this business into greater financial difficulties. The exports of poultry products also dropped down to bare minimum, as due to high input cost. At present the situation i

s further aggravated by sudden increase in petroleum prices and rupee devaluation, and long hours of load shedding. It has been number of times brought to the knowledge of policy makers as to address this worsening situation, regretfully it has been responded with insensitivity and somehow the policy makers are under the delusion as this will recover automatically.

He said poultry sector repeatedly put forwarded their submissions to the concerned authorities, which were at times understood yet left without addressing.

He claimed input cost has gone up by more than 200% in the last five years, owing to variety of factors. Poultry has repeatedly been accused of selling at high prices and profiteering, while completely ignorant of the poultry market phenomenon. Current attitudes of authorities may render this sector incapable of continuation and this success story of agriculture in Pakistan may not be able to contribute to its potential.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

Comments

Comments are closed.