Livestock ministry proposed to ban cattle export

Federal Ministry for Trade and Development has forwarded a proposal to Livestock ministry, seeking ban on export of cattle from country.

Secretary Trade Zafar Mehmood said that flood have wreaked devastations with farm animals on a great scale, prompting trade ministry to propose government for a ban on the export of cattle from country.

He said export of livestock animals from country might cause irreparable loss to Leather Industry as floods have devastated livestock sector on a massive scale.

To a question, he said Livestock Ministry has failed to reply on the proposal so far, adding that Trade Ministry is not authorized to place bar on export of cattle sans a summery from Livestock Ministry.