LAHORE: Pakistan is all set to start export of 15,000 tons of dried red chillies to China in six-to-seven weeks provided it receives the detailed SOPs of phytosanitary protocols signed by both the countries during a recent visit of Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng.
China annually imports 150,000 tons of dried chillies for its domestic consumption out of which 60,000 tons are imported from India.
By virtue of the MoU signed by the Pakistani Guard Agricultural Research and Services Pvt Ltd (GUARD) and the Chinese leading food company Litong Food, Pakistani company will export 5,000 tons red chillies this year. Rest will be managed by other local arrangements of the Chinese company.
“We have entered into contract farming with the local chilli farmers to meet this target. Crop is in good health right now and if all goes well then we may even cross this target,” said Guard’s Shahzad Ali Malik while talking to the Business Recorder.
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Radio Pakistan to launch its first Food Channel from Bahawalpur
Radio Pakistan is launching its first Food Channel from Radio Station Bahawalpur at the directions of Director General Tahir Hassan.
This was told by Station Director Radio Pakistan Bahawalpur Imran Javed on Friday.
He said that purpose of launching this channel is to provide guidance and Information to the listeners about hygienic and balanced food diet.
He said that dishes, recipes and tastes of various areas of Pakistan will be introduced to the listeners through Radio Pakistan Food Channel.
He said that Radio Pakistan is taking various revolutionary steps in line with the vision of Director General Tahir Hassan to meet with the latest challenges of technological world.