The first Sindh Livestock, Dairy, Fisheries and Poultry Expo and horse and cattle show concluded at Karachi Expo Centre here Tuesday.
Bird flu virus, H5N1, has been detected at a poultry farm of the Border Guard Bangladesh's headquarters.
Culling of the infected chickens has begun from Tuesday morning.
State of the Art Quail meat processing plant which is completed at a cost of Rs 11 million will be inaugurated at Avian Research Training (ART) Centre of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on February 24 said, Farm Officer of the UVAS Department of Poultry Production Jibran Hussain said this while talking to Business Recorder on Tuesday.
The Miyazaki Prefectural Government started culling 30,000 chickens Sunday at a poultry farm in the town of Kadogawa where its 10th case of bird flu this winter has been detected.
The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) has urged the government to exempt the poultry industry from the proposed Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) as it is agro based industry and providing cheaper meat to fulfil the protein needs of the masses.