Moot to high­light im­por­tance of ha­lal prod­ucts

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

IS­LAM­ABAD: The first Global Ha­lal Congress (GHC) would be held in Karachi on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 4 with an aim to cre­ate aware­ness about the ha­lal prod­ucts in the world with spe­cial fo­cus on nonMus­lim coun­tries.

As many as 25 world renowned and em­i­nent schol­ars, sci­en­tist and ex­perts from 17 coun­tries are sched­uled to par­tic­i­pate in the moot or­ga­nized by Ha­lal In­dus­try Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (HDC), ac­cord­ing to press state­ment is­sued by the Min­istry of In­dus­tries and Pro­duc­tion here on Fri­day.

The moot would help in­tro­duc­ing Pak­istan as the Ha­lal Hub of the re­gion and the con­cept of "Ha­lal Pak­istan" brand in the world, it said adding the other ma­jor pro­gramme of HDC is to in­crease its ex­ports for Mus­lim brethren liv­ing in Amer­ica, Africa, Aus­tralia and Europe.

The Grand Mufti of Bos­nia-Herze­gov­ina, Dr Mustafa Ceric will be chief guest who would also de­liver a lec­ture on Ha­lal econ­omy whereas Speaker Na­tional Assem­bly, Dr. Fah­mida Mirza will pre­side over the morn­ing inaugural ses­sion and Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Live­stock, H Aziz Kurd would be spe­cial guest of hon­our on the oc­ca­sion to give a key note ad­dress.

Fed­eral Min­is­ter for In­dus­tries and Pro­duc­tion, Mir Hazar Khan Bi­jarani would be the chief guest of the con­clud­ing ses­sion of the moot, the press re­lease added.

The Congress would be held in three spe­cial­ized phases. The First phase would fo­cused on Ha­lal food, sec­ond on ha­lal non-food ( ha­lal Cos­met­ics and Pharma) while the third phase would dis­cuss ha­lal ser­vices sec­tor (Is­lamic Bank­ing, Fi­nance and Ha­lal Tourism). -App

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