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Pakistan amongst world’s top milk producers: PEW

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the dairy sector has great potential which can be exploited with the support of the government.

With milk production of 56 crore tonnes, Pakistan is the fifth largest producer of milk in the world while it is among top three producers in the Asia-Pacific region, it said.

Milk production can be increased from seven to eight times with little efforts which will boost exports and reduce its price providing relief to masses, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

Production of milk per animal is seven to eight times lower than the developed nation which can be improved by using modern methods, he added.

He said that latest techniques and can boost milk production making Pakistan a leading producer and exporter of milk which will not only reduce the price of milk and beef substantially but also help the country to earn foreign exchange.

It will also have a positive impact on export of beef and mutton, boost leather industry and provide help to the infant halal industry, he added.

Source Pakistan Today