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Pakistan imports packed milk worth Rs 48.89 billion in three years

Pakistan imports packed milk worth Rs 48.89 billion in three years

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has imported 1,85,749 metric tons packed milk worth Rs 50 billion from 49 countries, but it is not known about the animals to which the imported milk is related to.

According to a report and figures of the Pakistan Revenue  Automation Limited,  the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), there is no system to find out that imported packed milk is belong to which animal or it is Hilal or Haram. The milk is imported in Pakistan in various forms, packaging and in compositions. The total quantity and value of milk imported during the last three years is 1,85,749 metric tons amounted to Rs 49.89 billion.

According to the FBR, computerized customs clearance system does not capture information and data of the animals to which the imported milk is related to.

Pakistan imported 61,211 metric ton packed milk worth Rs 18.25 billion in 2014-15 and 68,247 metric tons worth Rs 17.78 billion in 2015-16 while during 2016-17 Pakistan imported 56,291 metric tons milk worth Rs 13.86 billion.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan is importing packed milk from the United States, New Zealand, France, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, Ireland, United Kingdom, India, Sri Lanka, Holland, Singapore, Brazil, Finland, Australia, Canada, Denmark, China, Thailand, South Africa, Japan, Korea and other countries of the European Union.