It gives me great pleasure to participate in poultry congress
organized by Pakistan Poultry Association. It is really
heartening to know that development efforts made by the
Pakistan Poultry Association and incentives provided by the
Government have been successful in attracting investment in
2. Government of Pakistan is fully aware of the problems of
poultry industry particularly huge losses due to recent Avian
Influenza out break as well as due to irresponsible coverage
by National Press.
The matter has also been discussed in
Federal Poultry Board, and I assure you that Government of
Pakistan will be try her best to revive Poultry Industry.
3. In the face of WTO challenges coming ahead there is a need
to make poultry production sector relatively competitive and
its operational policies, regulations and procedures more
harmonized. Consequent upon enforcement of SPS measures
agreement under WTO,
Pakistan being one of the signatory,
would be bound to adopt sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards
and trade related intellectual property rights.
calls for preparedness and harmonization of trade related
policies and standardization of products so that we are able
to compete in the international market and thus safeguard our
products against influx / import of cheaper products into the
This scenario therefore, poses a great challenge for
poultry entrepreneurs to adopt their industrial operations
according to WTO standards.
There is need to motivate and create awareness among stake
holders through conferences and seminars, so that stake
holders are able to appreciate the challenges which they are
likely to face by the year, 2005, when Pakistan will be
exposed to global market and there would be free trade among
developing and developed world.
I would, therefore, emphasize
upon all the stake holders and Government functionaries to
joint hands in meeting WTO challenges and opportunities, both
for the very survival in the global competitive market and
I am glade to learn that technical sessions were organized by
PPA which would go a long way to educate and expose our
farming community to the innovative technologies.
such efforts and hope that stake holders, farmers and poultry
entrepreneurs would be benefited by this Congress.
I wish all of you success and good lock.