Consequent upon 18th Constitutional amendment, the Ministry of Livestock & Dairy Development was abolished on 5th April 2010. The technical staff of the ministry was initially attached with the M/O Commerce and later with newly created M/O National Food Security & Research in February 2012. Livestock department is allocated following functions:
- Animal Quarantine Departments / stations / facilities located any where in Pakistan
- Veterinary drugs, vaccines and animal feed additives:
i. Import and export;
ii. Procurement from abroad for Federal requirements and for inter-provincial supplies.
Livestock, poultry and livestock products:
- Import and export; and
- Laying down national grades
4. Grading of agricultural commodities other than food grains for export
Livestock Wing with its redefined mandate continued regulatory measures that included allowing import of high yielding animals, semen and embryos for crossbreeding; duty free import of veterinary dairy and livestock machinery / equipment, allowing import of feed inputs, vaccines at zero rates etc. In order to reduce input costs in livestock / poultry feed production, certain feed ingredients, growth promoters, vitamin premixes have been zero rated. Sales tax exemption has been allowed in order to encourage establishment of value added industry in the country.