FAISALABAD. Eggs and Chicken is the cheapest and readily available protein for human consumption and the Government must take steps to ensure its availability at the reasonable rates by facilitating poultry farmers.
Addressing a function on “World Egg Day”, Mr. Atif Munir Sheikh President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) said that it is a privilege for him that his first official function falls on first Rabi-Ul-Awal and its credit goes to our former Executive Member Dr. Rana Sajjad Arshad who has been elected as Central Chairman of the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA). He said that the poultry sector has emerged as the second largest sector after textile and it is providing cheap protein for human consumption at affordable rates. He said that this sector is not only catering to our domestic needs but has potential to export and earn precious foreign exchange for the country. However we must prefer domestic needs and only surplus could be exported to ensure its regular supply to the masses.
Mr. Atif Munir Sheikh condemned the negative propaganda unleashed against this sector. He said that the Government must take action against such scrupulous elements and rather motivate people to use egg and poultry meat for a healthy nation. About FCCI, he said that it is an elected forum of the business community which covers every sector of the economy. He said that hundred trades have already been identified and standing committees on each trade would be constituted to identify its specific problems along with its tangible solutions.
Earlier Dr. Rana Sajjad Arshad Chairman PPA said that thousands of functions are being organized on “Egg Day” across the country. “It is an effort to motivate people to add egg and chicken meat in their regular diet to keep themselves fresh and healthy”, he said and added that around one hundred poultry farms have already got the membership of FCCI and at least one hundred new members would be added during this year.
Later Vice President FCCI Rana Fayyaz Ahmad offered a vote of thanks while eggs were distributed among the participants of the meeting.
Dr. Masood Sadiq Executive Member Pakistan Poultry Association, Former Vice Chairman Rana Rauf Anwar and Rana Saleem Akhtar were also present during this meeting.