Thursday, 5 February 2015

KP to establish public sector meat company

Special Assistant to CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Livestock and Cooperatives, Mohibullah Khan Wednesday said that the provincial government would soon establish a meat company to meet the local demand and export surplus meat. Under this initiative the provincial government would also establish Halal Meat Certification Board.

He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting on the development of livestock here in Agricultural University. Besides, Dean of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Professor Dr Mohammad Subhan Qureshi, Director General (DG), Livestock, Dr Sher Mohammad, DG (Research), Dr Ghufranullah, president, Medical Veterinary Association, Habibullah, general secretary, Khasro Kaleem, chairman, Department of Poultry Sceince, Sarzameen Khan, faculty members and students also attended.

Speaking on the occasion, the Special Assistant to the CM said that other provinces of the country already have veterinary universities and he would leave no stone unturned for the establishment of Veterinary University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also.

He stressed need for strengthening mutual co-ordination between livestock department and concerned faculties of the Agricultural University for the development and modern research in livestock sector. In this connection, he also directed the constitution of a co-ordination committee to be comprised of DG Livestock (Extension), DG (Research) and Dean of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science. For recruitment of the veterinary doctors and fresh veterinary graduates at union council level, he also assured the initiating of internship program.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2015

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