Punjab to provide Sindh with vaccines to control LSD

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Chief Secretary Punjab Kamran Ali Afzal has directed the livestock department to ensure adequate availability of vaccines against lumpy skin disease (LSD) in all districts.

He issued this direction while presiding over a video-link meeting of commissioners and deputy commissioners at the Civil Secretariat here on Saturday. The meeting reviewed prices of essential commodities, availability of fertilizers and progress on public welfare initiatives.

The Chief Secretary said that Punjab would provide vaccines to Sindh province to control the LSD. He mentioned that the LSD is a serious threat to the livestock and all possible preventive measures would be adopted against this viral disease affecting cattle. He asked the secretary livestock to raise awareness about the LSD through a special campaign.

The Chief Secretary directed all the deputy commissioners to get registered cases against the persons involved in wall-chalking, besides continuing the measures for prevention of smuggling of wheat and fertilizer. He said that the deputy commissioners should inspect the development projects in their districts for quality construction work and a third party audit of the schemes would also be conducted. The Chief Secretary also directed the administrative officers to make best arrangements for Ramadan bazaars.

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