Seminar on control of transboundary animal diseases held

Rawalpindi—Speakers at a seminar stressed on the dire need to eradicate transboundary animal diseases prevailing in the country by devising and opting effective measures and creating awareness among the stakeholders.
They shared their field experiences to combating the menaces of livestock presently faced by the country in the seminar on ‘Control of transboundary animal diseases in Pakistan’ jointly organized by Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (FV&AS) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) here Wednesday. On the occasion, PMAAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad was the chief guest, while Dr Manzoor Hussain, National Director FAO, Dr Muhammad Afzal, Coordinator of FAO Project, Dr Muhammad Safdar Anjum, Dean FV&AS, Deans, Directors, livestock professionals, faculty members and large number of students also attended the seminar.
Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad said a large portion of the rural population is associated with the livestock sector and development of this sector can play a significant role to alleviate poverty, unemployment and food security in a country.—APP

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