Lahore:Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Malik Ahmad Ali has said that Pakistan is among those countries which are sufficient in the production of milk and meat. He said we can increase our foreign exchange through boosting up the production of animals which would strengthen our economy.
He was addressing at a ceremony organized in connection with ten years’ celebrations of University of Veterinary Animal Sciences. Vice Chancellor of the University Talat Naseer Pasha, former Vice Chancellors Prof Dr Manzoor Qureshi, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nawaz, Pakistan Agriculture Research Board CEO Dr. Mubarik Ali, Livestock Dairy Development Board, Lt Gen ® Muhammad Ali, Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council president Dr Muhammad Arshad, Prof Dr Saghir Ahmad Jaffery, Dr Sajjad Zaheer, Prof Dr Aleem Bhatti, Abdul Karim Bhatti and other faculty member attended on the occasion.
Malik Ahmad Ali said that in Pakistan natural atmosphere is very conducive for the livestock and buffaloes of Neeli Ravi and Cholistani cows are famous in milk production. He appreciated the university’s role in the field of education and research not only producing qualified graduates to boost the Livestock sector in Pakistan but to expand the horizon of its educational system by affiliating with other national and international universities, private sector and industries as well. He was impressed by the remarkable progress made by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences during last 10-year for the promotion and reinforcement of not only veterinary sciences but also allied disciplines.
Provincial Minister said that Punjab government is spending huge amount for the talented students and providing financial assistance to them through Endowment Fund. He said that laptops are being distributed among the students through which they can get information throughout the world. He urged upon the students to benefit from this technology and play their important role for the development of livestock sector.
Vice Chancellor of the university addressing on this occasion informed about the performance educational activities of the university. He said that University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is on the 10th number of the world and it will set up its international campus in Middle East. He said that 52 students have done Ph. D, 486 M Phil, 150 M Sc (Hon), 137 MBA, 1221 under graduate degree whereas 1379 have got diploma. Similarly, 3914 students are studying in these disciplines. He paid tributes to former Vice Chancellors Prof. Dr. Manzoor and Dr. Muhammad Nawaz for their services for the university.