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Poultry Industry Calls for Tax Break

by 5m Editor
10 February 2011, at 8:44am

PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) has urged the government to exempt the poultry industry from the proposed Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST).

Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reports the PPA stressing that the poultry industry is an agro-based industry that provides cheaper meat to fulfil the protein needs of the population.

PPA Chairman of the Northern Zone, Abdul Haye Mehta, called upon the government to waive regulatory duty on import of maize and fix electricity tariff for the poultry industry at the agricultural tariff.

He laid emphasis on government's role in patronising the poultry industry as it is one of the most organised agro-based industry which contributes 40 per cent of the total meat consumption in the country.

He added that the industry generates income and provides employment to about 1.5 million people in the country.