‘Halal Authority Bill’ to be introduced soon | Pakistan Today

‘Halal Authority Bill’ to be introduced soon


Ministry of Science and Technology is looking at options for the introduction of a bill to establish an authority for ensuring the supply of Halal food in Pakistani market and to keep an eye on imported food items, a ministry official stated at the meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on Science and Technology on Monday.

The bill will be called ‘The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill 2015’.

Committee chariman Tariq Bashir Cheema decided to form a sub-committee to finalise the draft bill.

On February 23, a senior government official had informed the standing committee that a number of imported items containing ‘haram’ ingredients were being sold in various markets across Pakistan.