Pakistan lifts ban on import of livestock

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The Ministry of Commerce on Friday notified lifting of ban on import of livestock.

Pakistan imposed the ban in 2001, owing to dangers from Bovine Spongiform Enceph­alopathy (BSE), generally referred to as ‘mad cow illness’.

The import of dwell animals shall be allowed from nations declared as having ‘negligible danger’ by the World Animal Well being Organisation, excluding Israel. In response to the order, the ban shall be retained on the import of feeds containing meat, bone meal and greaves derived from BSE-infected animals.

Animals from herds the place no incidence of BSE reported for the final 11 years, and people duly licensed by the veterinary authority of the exporting nation could be imported.

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