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    Poultry Farm Building Design In Pakistan

  • Building design of Nowshera medical college approved

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has approved the building design of Nowshera Medical College and asked the relevant authorities to set up an autonomous board to run the new teaching hospital from its very beginning...

    Mr Khattak also directed the C&W department to complete the construction of the building of Nowshera Medical College within a year and strictly follow the provincial government’s policy in this respect...

  • Poultry industry calls for review of FTAs

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Poultry Associa­tion (PPA) on Saturday urged Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir to review the free trade agreements (FTAs) that are hurting more than helping the country...

    Khalil Sattar, Chairman Tariff and Taxation Committee PPA, in a letter stated that under the FTA with Malaysia, poultry products are allowed to be imported free of duty and sales tax...

  • Poultry farmers warn of 25pc hike in prices

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) on Saturday warned of at least 25 per cent increase in prices in the wake of duties and taxes introduced in the budget 2015-16 on all kinds of poultry feeds...

    Sales tax of 5pc has been imposed on all types of poultry feeds...

  • Poultry sector seeks zero-rating

    KARACHI: The Pakis­tan Poultry Association (PPA) has called for restoration of zero-rating to poultry processing as Pakistan is the 11th largest broiler producer in the world with production of 1...

    The promotion of processing in poultry will bring stability in prices and create exportable products...

  • Poultry sector resents taxes

    ISLAMABAD: The poultry sector has warned of a further increase in prices due to imposition of new taxes in the budget...

    The sector recently made an increase of around Rs40 per kg in the rates of live farm chicken...

  • Poultry sector vies for piece of global halal pie

    While policymakers in Pakistan may have, time and again, committed themselves to pursuing an export-led plan for rapid economic growth and reduction in the country’s external account vulnerabilities, no government has ever formulated an effective policy to boost exports...

    Owing to a policy emphasis on import substitution, Pakistan’s export base remains narrow and skewed in favour of textiles and clothing, which have historically...

  • Govt asked to exempt poultry sector from power outage

    LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Monday urged the Ministry of Water and Power to exempt poultry sector from load shedding...

    “Poultry farmers, hatchery owners and poultry processing plant owners are suffering huge losses due to heavy loadshedding, which lasts from 10 hours in one go from 6pm to 4am,” LCCI President Abdul Basit in a statement after meeting a delegation of the poultry industry...

  • Ostrich farming: the new face of poultry

    Dr Nasir Mukhtar, the head of the poultry sciences department at PMAS-AAUR, said ostriches are a source of healthy meat...

    Dr Ahmad said Pakistan’s land and climate are suitable for ostrich farming, and this is an opportune time for Pakistan to capture its share in the international market by rearing ostrich commercially and launching ostrich products locally and abroad...

  • Poultry industry offers mixed review of budget

    KARACHI: Poultry farmers have offered a mixed view of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, saying that not all of their demands have been met...

    In a statement issued on Monday, the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) said a reduction in the import duty on grandparent and parent stock, being the basic multiplication seed for poultry, will help spur poultry farming...

  • Punjab govt to launch poultry farming programme in girls' schools to teach 'kitchen skills'

    ISLAMABAD: Schoolgirls in Punjab will be given poultry to care for in an initiative partly aimed at teaching them about the kitchen, officials said, raising the eyebrows of women's activists...

    Naseem Sadiq, head of Punjab's Livestock and Dairy Development Department, told AFP the aim was to promote poultry and educate about nutrition, citing World Bank figures showing Pakistan ranks among the top countries in the world for protein...

  • Poultry industry losing billions due to high costs: PPA

    LAHORE: The poultry industry says farmers lost an average of Rs20 on a kilogram of broiler chicken during the last one year as the average price remained Rs117 per kg against the cost of production of around Rs135...

    The situation, if persisted, would force nearly half of the farmers out of business, Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) Chairman Rai Mansab Ali Kharal told a press conference on Tuesday...

  • Poultry rates continue to rise unabated

    KARACHI: Taking advantage of the ineffective price checking mechanism, the powerful poultry lobby has further increased the rate of live bird to Rs220 per kg from Rs200...

    A probe ordered by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a meeting of the National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) last week has yet to produce any positive results, leaving consumers at the mercy of the poultry mafia...

  • Anti-competitive practice in poultry industry

    THE Competition Commission of Pakistan last week fined the Pakistan Poultry Association for ‘influencing pricing, production and sales of poultry products’ and engaging in anti-competitive business activity...

    This is the second time in the last six years that poultry industry has come under the CCP scrutiny...

  • Poultry industry’s dilemma

    LAST week, the Pakistan Poultry Association went on record, yet again, lamenting that chicken is being traded at almost 10pc less than the cost of production, and fearing that half of the businesses would soon pull their shutters down if the government did not come to their aid...

    Detailing the poultry perspective on the help it seeks, the PPA said the required relief package should include a Rs20/kg subsidy to each farmer,...

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