FAISALABAD: Punjab Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development Sardar Hasnain Bahadar Dareshik has said that revolutionary projects will be introduced for the development and promotion of the livestock sector in the next financial year budget.
He was visiting the various stalls of animal feeds companies after inaugurating the Buffalo Festival and Dairy Export organised jointly by the Punjab Livestock Department, the University of Agriculture and buffalo breeders on
Saturday. VC Prof Dr
Zafar Iqbal Randhawa, Livestock DG Dr Mansoor, Livestock Director Dr Saleha Gull, Director Farms Dr Shahid Iqbal Gill and others were present on the occasion.
The Punjab minister appreciated the step of holding buffalo festival, milk competition and dairy
expo and said that the
collaboration of academia and farmers was very important for the sustainable development of livestock sector to achieve the real objective of farmers’ prosperity.
He said that the motivation among the farmers could be increased for the breeding of buffalos by holding of healthy competitions.
The minister also lauded the efforts of animal feed companies to produce the balance feed for the cattle on scientific lines.
He said that the various challenges were confronted to the Livestock Department, which could be met with the joint efforts of academia, farmers and other stakeholders to meet the food demand of the growing population.
VC Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal thanked the minister for visiting the buffalo festival and dairy expo and inaugurating the Radio Frequency Identification System. He said that the real objectives would be achieved for poverty alleviation by boosting up the livestock sector.
He said that the UAF was playing its role for the development of the livestock sector. He said that holding of buffalo festival and dairy expo was a step for apprising the farmers of the modern technology of production and temptation for the farmers to breed the animals having best production. Earlier, the Punjab minister inaugurated the RFID System during a ceremony held at New Senate Hall under the arrangements of Buffalo Breeding Association.
Addressing the ceremony, the minister lauded the step of introducing of modern system for the safety, monitoring and record keeping system of the animals.
He said that the real development could not be ensured without the complete data. He said that the Punjab government would extend cooperation for introducing the scientific technologies for the development of livestock sector. Later, souvenirs were given to the buffalo breeders by the minister.
TORTURED TO DEATH: A man was tortured to death by his former two brothers-in-law at Chak 217/RB on Saturday.
Muhammad Yar was allegedly tortured to death by accused Muhammad Ilyas and Ghulam Abbas when he was grazing his cattle in the fields.
The motive behind the incident is said to be that Muhammad Yar had divorced the sister of the accused persons.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Yousaf of Chak 471/GB Samundri was shot dead by some unidentified armed men.
WOMAN KILLED: A married woman was killed while another sustained injuries when a wall of their house suddenly collapsed on Saturday.
Nanai Bibi was killed while another sustained injuries when the wall of their house collapsed and they came under its debris.
COMMITS SUICIDE: A man committed suicide at Razabad on Saturday.
Attiq Ahmad ended his life by shooting himself over a domestic dispute.
DISTILLERY UNEARTHED: Dijkot police on Saturday unearthed a running distillery at Jhal Raushan Wali. The police raided and arrested the accused bootleggers.
JUDICIAL INQUIRY ORDERED: District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Yousaf on Saturday judicial inquiry against Central Jail Assistant Superintendent Zakaullah and chief checker of the prison, Munawar Ahmad on the charge of torturing a life term prisoner Qalb-e-Abbas.
The judge has appointed Senior Civil Judge Shahbaz Hijazi as an inquiry officer. The judicial inquiry was ordered by the sessions court on a petition filed by Waseem Ahmad, brother of the prisoner.
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