A Friesland Campina Netherland team led by Corporate Director Dairy Development Mr Jeroen Elfers paid a visit to the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and called on Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad on Friday.
The delegation also held a meeting with senior faculty members and discussed dairy sector development of Pakistan.
Prof Nasim chaired the meeting and discussed various collaborations between UVAS and Friesland Campina and sought technical input from experts for the uplift of dairy sector. Prof Dr Aftab Anjum, Prof Dr Rizwan Yousaf, Dr Muhammad Junaid and officials Ms Vorst, Y. van der (Yvonne), Mr. Muhammad Sohail Sarwar Ch and Dr Sarfraz Ahmad from Friesland Campina Engro attended the meeting.
Earlier, VC Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad briefed the delegation on UVAS history, academic, research and development projects, national & international collaborations for the development of dairy sector, industry linkages and dairy farmers’ capacity building trainings.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Elfers said that willing to collaborate with UVAS in dairy processing and feed production to strengthen dairy sector. He also lauded Pakistani northern areas and especially hospitality of Pakistani people for tourist.
During an open discussion, the meeting participants put forward various suggestions for collaboration between UVAS and Friesland Campina. Both the parties are already working very closely for the last two decades especially in the different research projects, diagnostics and commercial dairy farming.
Later Mr Elfers visited various departments of UVAS Ravi Campus including Holstein Farm, Milk Plant and Central Laboratory Complex where the heads of the departments briefed them.
Meanwhile, The Qirtas Art & Literary Society of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore under the supervision of Senior Tutor Office arranged ‘Annual Mehfil Mushara’ with the theme of ‘Biyad-e-Sarwat Hussain’ at City Campus Lahore.
Poet Wajid Ameer presided over the mushara while Ghair Alam, Faisal Hashmi, Adnan Mohsin and Fazal Gillani were the chief guest.
Many other renowned poets Farah Rizvi, Seemab Zafar, Hammad Niyazi, Nelofer Afzal, Asif Ali Wasiq, Kafeel Rana, Zuhaib Alam, Irfan Waris, Tajammal Kazmi, Zubair Naqvi, Ibrar Hussain, Umair Mushatq and Qirtaas President Muhammad Danish Raza were present.