Multan-The Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) has granted affiliation to the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan. This was disclosed Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Secretary Dr Amir Ahmad during a convention here the other day. He said that the decision would give a boost to the livestock and poultry sectors in South Punjab region.

The students of Faculty of Veterinary Sciences BZU were highly perturbed on the issue of recognition of their degrees as no institution accepted their degrees because of absence of affiliation of their institute with the PVMC. Many delegations of the students from BZU and Islamia University Bahawalpur called on HEC high-ups on this issue and voiced their concerns.

Meanwhile, Bahauddin Zakariya University Vice Chancellor Dr Kh Alqama has welcomed the decision and said that it was a good news for veterinary graduates of the BZU. He added that the decision saved the future of students.

32 OUTLAWS ROUNDED UP: In a recent swoop on anti-social elements, the district police have rounded up 32 outlaws and recovered from booty, illicit arms and narcotics from them.

According to details, nine drug peddlers, six one-wheelers, two hoarders and nine proclaimed offenders were arrested by police. The arrested proclaimed offenders included Parvez, Shamshad Mai, Muhammad Hussain, Arshad, Kausar Shahnaz, Sajjad Hussain, Sibtain, Shaukat and Ghulam Shabbir. Similarly, other accused including Sharif alias Jani, Wali Shah, Sheikh Aslam, Karamat, Syed Baqir Gardezi, Emon Masih, Aslam Raza, Imtiaz Ali, Abdul Qadeer, Muhammad Shahid, Azeem Gull, Javed Anwar, Shaukat Ali, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Aslam, Khawar and Sheikh Sadiq were arrested on the charges of illegal constructions. Meanwhile, Basti Malook police caught one Muhammad Iqbal in possession of illegal pistol while six one wheelers namely Sad Nadeem, Muhammad Abid, Khurram, Muhammad Hassan, Muhammad Adnan and Sharif Khan were also arrested.