Pak bans meat import from india

New Delhi, Aug 30 | Updated: Aug 31 2006, 08:09am hrs
Pakistan has slapped a ban on imports of chilled buffalo meat from India, terming it as harmful for human consumption.

India has been exporting chilled buffalo meat to Pakistan in low volumes (about 30 tonne per day) at $1,000 a tonne since the last eight months. But in the last three months the exports gained momentum to about 50 tonne per day. Exports of chilled buffalo meat was expected to increase in view the upcoming Ramzan.