PM’s aide for exploiting trillion-dollar Halal food market

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood has stressed the need to exploit the trillion-dollar Halal food market through mutual cooperation between Pakistan and Malaysia.

“There are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world and the halal food sector is now moving towards becoming a trillion-dollar industry,” the advisor said while addressing the Pak-Malaysia Business Leaders Roundtable on Thursday.

He said that Pakistan needed to learn from Malaysia, adding that both countries should collectively develop the Halal food sector in order to take mutual advantage of its growth.

The advisor said there were huge opportunities for cooperation in other sectors of the economy, including telecom and automobiles, between the two countries.

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He said Pakistan and Malaysia were enjoying brotherly relations, terming his country “second home to Malaysians”.

He hoped that the relations between the two countries would further improve.

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