Surprisingly, or perhaps not surprisingly, this is also a Government Bill. It is observed that “there is a huge international market of Halal Business worth trillions of dollars, bulk of which is being taken away by non-muslim countries. The scope of Hilal Sector covers a wide range of items such as foods, food supplements, pharmaceuticals, health, toiletries etc. Pakistan being a Muslim country is taking only a nominal share of this huge export potential, due to non-existence of a legal and recognized entity/authority at the national level dealing with Halal Sector. This bill therefore seeks to establish, govern and regulate a Pakistan Halal Authority, to promote import, export, trade, commerce, inter-provincial trade and commerce in Halal Articles and processes.