Minister FW&C inaugurates Fisheries & Apiculture Research Complex at UO


The Punjab Minister for Fisheries, Wildlife and Consolidation, Syed Sumsam Ali Shah Bukhari, inaugurated Fisheries Research Complex and Apiculture Research Centre, developed by the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Okara under the supervision of Prof Dr Muhammad Wajid.

The inauguration was followed by a seminar where the minister discussed in details the last three years of works done by his ministry for the breeding and conservation of various endangered species of animals in Punjab.

“We are rapidly building controlled breeding facilities across the province. For this purpose, we have already provided 5, 000 cages to farmers,” said the minister.

Highlighting the importance of academic research for this purpose, he told, “Ministries need technical information and on-ground research work for carrying out their developmental projects and universities are the platforms to provide this.”

The UO’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakar, while addressing to the seminar, applauded Syed Sumsam’s role in developing and nurturing the university over the years.

Talking about the importance of the research complex, he said, “The UO has the vision of overall human development through research generation and capacity building and this research facility will help us change the economic dynamics of this region.”

The VC appreciated Prof Wajid and his more than forty faculty members in developing scientific laboratories and research facilities for the students on a rapid pace.


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