ISLAMABAD, Nov 10 (APP): Pakistan imported about 605,333 tones
of palm oil from Malaysia during the period of January-September, which were used primarily in the food sector.
Pakistan continued to be an important market for Malaysian
products, particularly palm oil, said a statement issued here.
In fact, every year several million tones of palm oil
(especially palm olein) were used worldwide for frying due to the
oil’s high oxidative stability which produced high quality and tasty
At the product launching ceremony of Minyak Cooking Oil on
Thursday, Consul General of Malaysia in Karachi, Ismail Mohamad Bkri
stated that the Consulate would continue to support and facilitate
any efforts to expand the presence of Malaysia products in Pakistan.
“There are room for improvement and strengthening the existing
bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries of Malaysia
and Pakistan, especially in trade”, he remarked.
Minyak cooking oil is produced and packed in Malaysia.
Minyak’s presence in the local market provided better choice
for the consumers to select a high quality, safe and nutritious
cooking oil.
Consumers can be assured of the highest quality of Malaysian
palm oil astringent regulations and requirements are imposed on palm
oil industry in Malaysia to produce high quality products, said
Rosidah Radzian, Director of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) during
her working visit to Karachi with few others official.
Kaukab Iqbal, President of CAP who was invited to the ceremony
said that consumers should avoid buying substandard or unhygienic
products as these products are not safe and bad to health.
He said that loose cooking oil is usually exposed to
contamination and unhygienic handling.
Therefore, he applauded MPOB and Pacific Commodities (sole
importer of Minyak) for the initiative to introduce packed Malaysian
palm olein in Pakistan as an excellent alternative to loose cooking
oil that are common in the market.