STAFF REPORT ISB: Ministry of Science and Technology has drafted a Bill to establish Pakistan Halal Authority at federal level to promote trade and commerce in Halal articles and processes.

The Bill prepared in consultation with stakeholders would ensure implementation of uniform Halal standards.

The sources said currently the recognized forum for Halal accreditation and development of harmonized Halal standards is OIC Standards Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries.

Highlighting the steps taken to promote the Halal sector, the sources said PNAC has launched Halal Accreditation Scheme in line with OIC Halal Guidelines developed by SMIIC for recognition of Halal products in the global market to help local industry to boost exports.

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