LAHORE – Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh has said that Pakistan is facing tremendous challenges and economically lagging behind its neighboring countries. “Pakistan can become a prosperous nation if it develops livestock and agriculture sector on modern lines”, he added. 

He was addressing at an inaugural ceremony of one month long workshop on “Capacity building of Livestock dairy development department officers for the establishment of advisory services” on Monday at conference hall of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. The workshop was organised by UVAS in collaboration with Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department.

Aulakh maintained that the workshop would be valuable for the livestock department officers. He said Pakistan‘s real problems was discontinuing of the policy and derailed the system in this regard.

UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said university was focusing on livestock industries and farmer’s problems, adding that only poultry industry had immense potential after textile sector. “It is need of hour to develop such sector by applying latest research and methodology”, he said. Dilating the capacity building training, Pasha said sharing of experience and exchange of knowledge would the process of learning.

Punjab L&DDD Secretary Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh explained that the livestock department would provide a unique opportunity for the officers to uplift their administrative financial project management and communication skills in a befitting manner. Sheikh said that 600 officers would be trained to attain departmental up gradation in this regard. Hamid Yaqoob urged the participants to not waste your valuable time to hone their capabilities.