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Excessive Export and Smuggling Threaten Meat Shortage in Pakistan, Warns All Pakistan Jamiat ul Quresh Meat Welfare Association President

In a concerning development, the President of the All Pakistan Jamiat ul Quresh Meat Welfare Association, Khurshid Ahmed Qureshi, has raised alarm bells over the escalating shortage of meat in the country. Speaking to local media, Qureshi pointed out the detrimental impact of excessive export and smuggling activities on the delicate balance of meat supply and demand within Pakistan.

Excessive Export and Smuggling Threaten Meat Shortage in Pakistan, Warns All Pakistan Jamiat ul Quresh Meat Welfare Association President

Qureshi highlighted the worrisome trend of meat being exported at high rates, particularly to Central Asian nations, exacerbating the scarcity in the local market. Additionally, the clandestine smuggling of animals through Baluchistan to neighboring countries has further strained the domestic meat market.

The repercussions of these actions are already evident, with meat prices experiencing a sharp surge in recent months. Mutton prices have skyrocketed from Rs1,900 per kg to Rs2,200 to Rs2,400 per kg, while beef with bones, previously priced at Rs900 per kg, now costs Rs1,150 per kg.

Expressing concerns over the looming meat shortage, Qureshi warned of potential price hikes for sacrificial animals this year. The Jamiat ul Qureshi issued a statement criticizing the country’s flawed export policies, emphasizing the ripple effect these could have on over 100 other commodities.

The association urged Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to intervene promptly to address the situation before it escalates further. Despite Pakistan’s abundance of high-quality animals, flawed policies have led to unemployment in the meat industry. Qureshi advocated for a shift towards exporting animal byproducts to generate revenue for the government.

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Highlighting the urgency of the situation, Qureshi emphasized the necessity of halting meat exports and animal smuggling. He stressed that intervention from the Prime Minister is crucial to avoid both economic and social repercussions, calling for concerted efforts to prioritize cattle farming and ensure a steady meat supply within the country.

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