Islamabad: Federal Science and Technology Minister Shibli Faraz stated Tuesday that with the cooperation of Muslim countries Pakistan would expand its study area into Halal Foods.
Shibli Faraz said at the opening ceremony of a 3 day Comstech training course entitled: “How to construct a Halal Food Testing Laboratory,” “Research in the appropriate sector should serve the people of Pakistan and all humankind.”
Shibli Faraz remarked that his Ministry focuses on the building of its institutions and the development of collaboration between the universities and the markets.
The Minister stressed maintaining the qualities of halal food products and added that laboratories should be able to determine the value chain of halal (legal) and haram (illegal).
He has encouraged all institutions linked to the halal industry to develop capacity-building mechanisms and has advised Universities to get involved.
He stressed the path ahead for halal feed research, stating that there was an enormous gap between prior research in Pakistan and its applications.
Dr. Iqbal Choudhary said the focus at Comstech was on the commercialization and capacity development of science-based science in OIC member states.
He said that the training subject is relevant to Pakistan’s and OIC’s industrial development.
Secretary-General Ihsan Ovut, the Turkish Norms and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) remarked that uniform standards need to be developed with a view to their worldwide competition.