Iran to import 50,000-60,000 heads of live animals from Pakistan

Business Materials 6 March 2019 18:39 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 6

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Iran will import 50,000-60,000 heads of live animals from Pakistan, said Alireza Rafiepour, Head of the Iran Veterinary Organization, Trend reports referring to the Iran Veterinary Organization’s website.

According to Rafiepour, with the submission of the health license required by the Iran Veterinary Organization, these animals will be brought to butcheries in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

Rafiepour added that an agreement was reached during the meeting with Khurshid Ahmad, Animal Husbandry Commissioner at Pakistan’s Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

Ahmad, in turn, stated that the export of live animals from Pakistan is banned.

According to him, the current government of Pakistan intends to export a limited number of animals in full supervision, adding that an agreement has been reached on export of live animals to Iran.

Recently, there has been an increased demand for red meat in the Iranian market, with the price of 1 kg of sheep rising to 1.2 million rials (app. $28.5). An increase in imports is expected for regulating the prices in the Iranian market.