The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has imposed a ban on the importation of fresh meat from Pakistan.

This decision stems from the discovery of fungal contamination in frozen meat shipments from Pakistan via the sea route.

As reported by ARY News, the presence of fungus on meat imported by a Karachi-based company prompted the UAE to enact this ban, which will be in effect until October 10.


It’s worth noting that Pakistan typically exports fresh meat valued at $12 million monthly to the UAE through maritime channels.

Pakistan primarily directs a significant portion of its meat exports towards the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.