By Ricky Chu, Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission

When a group of more than 300 Hong Kong residents returned from Pakistan on a government-chartered flight and entered Chun Yeung Estate for a 14-day quarantine in early May, they were served with ham sandwiches and cup noodles containing pork. That was until the Pakistan Consulate, the Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund, community leaders, NGOs and others stepped in.

A considerable number of Pakistanis are Muslims, many of whom observe the practice of eating Halal food and refraining from pork.


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