Fri, 23 Mar 2018
PAKISTAN - The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has urged the government to formulate a national livestock and dairy policy in consultation with the stakeholders in order to realise the true economic potential of the sector.
According to The Express Tribune, ICCI President Sheikh Amir Waheed said in a statement that the livestock was contributing over 58 per cent to the agricultural economy of the country as Pakistan was the third largest milk producer in the world producing over 50 billion litres annually.
Mr Waheed claimed that over 7.5 million families were directly engaged in livestock farming and livelihood of around 40 to 45 million people directly depended on livestock farming, adding the government should address the key problems faced by the sector on a priority basis.
ICCI Senior Vice President Muhammad Naveed said the government should reduce electricity tariffs for livestock and dairy farmers.