Pakistan is all set to register Himalayan pink salt as Geographical Indications to prevent unauthorised use by other countries, a PTI report has said.
A GI tag is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess origin-based qualities and reputation in the region. Pink Himalayan salt is said to be loaded with minerals that are beneficial to health.
The salt is extracted from the Salt Range in Punjab which extends along the south of the Potohar Plateau and the north of the Jhelum River. Pakistan is fighting a case in the 27-member European Union against India's move to get Basmati rice registered as its product.