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Revamp the livestock sector, expand meat production

The party says it would fulfill the promise by championing advancements in technology such as genetic improvements.
Published November 21, 2018

The PTI, in its manifesto, states that it will "boost the livestock sector, make Pakistan self-sufficient in milk and milk-based products, and [also] expand meat production for domestic consumption and exports."

Source: PTI Manifesto 2018

Updates:

March 29, 2022: Fish and meat worth $583.06m exported in eight months (read details)

March 10, 2022: Horse and cattle show in Lahore after six-year gap (read details)

Mar 10, 2022: First shipment of ‘Halal meat’ to reach Tashkent: adviser (read details)

Feb 20, 2022: Commerce ministry proposes Livestock Vision 2025 (read details)

Feb 16, 2022: KP approves livestock development project (read details)

Feb 4, 2022: In meeting with PM, Chinese company announces plans to develop 4 large-scale buffalo farms (read details)

Jan 31, 2022: Minister welcomes development of Pak-Netherlands Dairy Development Centre (read details)

Jan 1, 2022: Livestock & dairy termed ‘fastest growing sector’ (read details)

Dec 28, 2021: Rs600m subsidy to promote organic farming in KP (read details)

Dec 27, 2021: Agriculture sector being transformed on priority: PM (read details)

Oct 28, 2021: Jordan okays meat imports from Pakistan (read details)

Dec 15, 2021: Pakistan, Bulgaria sign MoU on cooperation in agricultural research (read details)

Oct 13, 2021: KP to launch plan to produce dairy products, meat and poultry (read details)

Sept 23, 2021: Record meat exports at 95,991 tonnes in FY21 (read details)

Sept 10, 2021: Livestock ‘genetic improvement’ project planned in KP (read details)

Aug 25, 2021: Rs450m subsidy for raising calves in Punjab (read details)

July 28, 2021: Govt plans to give Rs1.6tr loans under new programme (read details)

June 25, 2021: 15pc tax on milk withdrawn: Tarin (read details)

June 15, 2021: PM Imran expresses satisfaction over steps taken for revival of agricultural sector (read details)

June 14, 2021: Agriculture & Livestock leads as major debtor of foreign creditors in Punjab (read details)

June 14, 2021: Punjab allocates Rs5bn for the livestock sector (read details)

June 12, 2021: National Agriculture Emergency Programme to transform agri, livestock sector on modern ground, says Tarin (read details)

June 11, 2021: Number of livestock animals increased by 1.9m in 2020-21 (read details)

June 8, 2021: Govt to benefit from China’s expertise to develop livestock sector, says PM (read details)

June 4, 2021: Establishment of special zones to improve livestock breeding part of Punjab budget (read details)

May 28, 2021: Poultry and livestock among sectors where future growth rate is coming from, says Umar (read details)

May 21, 2021: Livestock sector registers 3.1pc growth (read details)

May 18, 2021: Govt approves plan to improve cow breeding (read details)

May 17, 2021: Govt to unveil Rs110bn farm package in budget (read details)

May 10, 2021: KP govt starts documentation of livestock, poultry (read details)

April 26, 2021: Rs40bn set aside to import semen to improve livestock breeds, says PM (read details)

April 4, 2021: Livestock plans horse and cattle show in times of Covid-19 (read details)

March 14, 2021: ‘Pakistan has fourth largest livestock herd, must maintain it’ (read details)

Jan 29, 2021: Govt preparing first livestock policy for Punjab, says PM Imran (read details)

Dec 23, 2020: KP’s first ever food policy focuses on agriculture, job creation (read details)

Oct 23, 2020: Pakistan could earn good revenue through export of Halal meats, says President Alvi (read details)

Oct 13, 2020: Pakistan seeks EU’s technology to develop livestock sector (read details)

Sept 15, 2020: Pakistan seeks Dutch investment in dairy farming (read details)

Aug 11, 2020: Pakistan, S. Korea sign MoU to conduct joint research and technology development projects related to agriculture and livestock (read details)

July 29, 2020: Virtual training for livestock officers in Punjab (read details)

July 27, 2020: Pakistan’s export of meat and meat products crosses $300m mark for first time in 2019-20 (read details)

June 18, 2020: Punjab govt allocates Rs13bn for livestock sector (read details)

June 13, 2020: Pandemic hits livestock value chain (read details)

March 8, 2020: Two livestock markets being established in Balochistan (read details)

March 1, 2020: Historic livestock fair continues in Dera Ghazi Khan (read details)

Feb 26, 2020: USAID-Balochistan project to boost livestock productivity (read details)

Feb 22, 2020: Balochistan govt to provide subsidies to dairy farmers (read details)

Jan 25, 2020: Virtual platform proposed to regulate livestock trade (read details)

Dec 30, 2019: ‘Livestock promotion vital for poverty alleviation’ (read details)

Dec 15, 2019: Balochistan govt striving ‘hard’ to uplift livestock sector (read details)

Nov 18, 2019: Livestock boom to enhance exports: Alvi (read details)

Nov 17, 2019: Kakar vows to make Balochistan's first Livestock Expo successful (read details)

Nov 6, 2019: Steps being taken to boost livestock sector in Balochistan, says chief secretary (read details)

Oct 30, 2019: China can help Pakistan improve livestock sector, says president (read details)

Oct 25, 2019: Agricultural development in tribal districts promised (read details)

Oct 24, 2019: Livestock owners to be given camels (read details)

Oct 21, 2019: Govt paying due attention on development of livestock, dairy sector: Sardar Husnain (read details)

Oct 20, 2019: Australia wants to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in dairy and livestock (read details)

Oct 17, 2019: Livestock Expo to be held in Quetta from Nov 18 to 20 (read details)

Oct 14, 2019: Backyard poultry farming initiative launched (read details)

Oct 8, 2019: Provision of poultry units to farmers to help cope with malnutrition, says Punjab minister (read details)

Oct 4, 2019: Livestock sector can be utilised for economic progress of Balochistan: Governor (read details)

Oct 2, 2019: Nine Dutch companies want to invest in Pak poultry, livestock sectors (read details)

Sept 21, 2019: Govt striving for promotion of livestock sector: Balochistan CM (read details)

Sept 6, 2019: Balochistan govt upgrading dairy and livestock sectors (read details)

Aug 25, 2019: Govt designs emergency programme for uplifting agriculture, livestock sectors (read details)

July 04, 2019: Rs300 million allocated for livestock development (read details)

July 02, 2019: Govt launches special programme worth Rs3bn for agriculture sector (read details)

June 13, 2019: Provinces to allocate more for agriculture, says minister for national food security and research (read details)

April 31, 2019: Lucrative package for farmers in next budget, says NA Speaker Asad Qaiser (read details)

April 07, 2019: Revolutionary projects for promotion of livestock sector in next budget, says Punjab minister for livestock and dairy development (read details)

April 03, 2019: Billions to be spent on livestock, meat production sectors (read details)

Feb 20, 2019: Delegations of 19 countries, including India, China, Canada, Iran, Iraq and the Philippines participate in National Livestock Show and Buffaloes Mela (read details)

Feb 18, 2019: Govt uplifting livestock and poultry sectors on scientific lines, says Punjab chief minister (read details)

Jan 24, 2019: KP to distribute hens, roosters to more than 100,000 families (read details)

Jan 15, 2019: Minister inaugurates ostrich meat shop in Lahore (read details)

Jan 08, 2019: Cattle market reopens in Bara after 15 years (read details)

Dec 12, 2018: Steps being taken to provide healthy livestock products: minister (read details)

Dec 5, 2018: Pakistan seeks Belarusian technologies for dairy sector (read details)

Dec 5, 2018: Rs82bn plan for boosting crops yield, livestock launched (read details)

Dec 4, 2018: Following PM’s ‘chicken and egg’ vision, govt kicks off poultry campaign (read details)

Nov 29, 2018: PM puts greater focus on 'future plans' in 100-day review speech (read details)

Nov 27, 2018: PM approves model agro produce market in Lahore (read details)

Sept 28, 2018: Disqualified Tareen convenes a meeting of Livestock Emergency Working Group (read details)

Sept 23, 2018: Mini-budget dashes farmers’ hopes (read details)