He pointed that agro and dairy industry is making 300 per cent profit in Pakistan.
He elaborated that Pakistan produces high quality mangoes, apple, citrus, dates, guava, apricots and other fruits in abundance.
He regretted that a large quantity of these fruit go waste due to the lack of cold storage facilities and processing plants.
The Prime Minister asked the group to set up canning and food processing industry in Pakistan and assured his government’s full cooperation in this regard.
The chairman of Maaza International said his group is interested to import mango pulp from Pakistan. He said his company is also studying the possibility for the establishment of a dairy farm in Sindh as well.
He further said that his group of companies would prefer to import maximum inputs from Pakistan to meet the requirement of his 30 food processing units in the Gulf.
At the end of the meeting, the Federal Minister presented two cheques—Rs. 2.5 million on behalf of the Rice Corporation of Pakistan and Rs. 149,300 on behalf of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture—in the Prime Minister’s Fund for flood victims.
The meeting was also attended by the Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Nazar Muhammad Gondal, Minister of State Mir Ayat Ullah Durrani, Eltigani Ibrahim Hammad Bilal, Saleem Akhter, Malik Ghulam Abbas, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Secretary Agriculture, Junaid Iqbal Chaudhry and other senior officials.