Pakistan is expressing right over pink salt, will be registered as GI
Pakistan has decided to register Himalayan Pink Salt as Geographical Indication (GI) to prevent its unauthorized use by other countries.
20th February, 2021
Pakistan, which is fighting a battle with India over Basmati rice, is now in the fight to fight over one more thing. Pakistan, which is fighting with India in the European Union for Basmati rice, is now claiming its claim on Himalayan Pink Salt. In fact, Pakistan has decided to register Himalayan pink salt as Geographical Indication (GI) to prevent its unauthorized use by other countries. This precious salt is extracted from the Salt Range in Punjab, which extends south of the Potohar Plateau and north of the Jhelum River. Geographical Indication Tag ie GI tag is a geographical indication that is given to a particular region / state / country product, manufacturer or group of businessmen to make good quality agricultural, industrial and natural items.
Dawn newspaper reports said that this decision was taken at a meeting of the Intellectual Property Organization (IPO). The meeting was chaired by Commerce Advisor Razzaq Dawood. Mujib Ahmad Khan, the chairman of the IPO also attended this meeting. An official announcement said that during the meeting, GI registration for products from different regions of Pakistan was discussed. The goal of this step is to stop the illegal use of Pakistan's GIs by other countries.
Pink salt is a salt which has a richness of mineral and which is beneficial for health. Pakistan is fighting in the 27-member European Union against India's move to register basmati rice as its product.
Khushbu Kumari Jha