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Pakistan eyes halal export boost

Government takes tougher stand on products containing alcohol, pork derivatives

To crack down further on products with alcohol and pork derivatives as ingredients, the government is pulling Pop-Tarts, imported jelly, sweets and several European brands of chicken soup off the shelves.


FRUITY sweets and packets of chicken soup that fall foul of halal laws are disappearing from Pakistan's shop counters as the country looks to clean up its Islamic food credentials to boost exports to rich Gulf states.

At the start of the year, the government published a