Federal Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani along with UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Talat Naseer Pasha visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Ravi Campus Pattoki on Thursday.
During the visit, the minister visited various departments and clinics of the UVAS and he also met with UVAS various degree programme students. The vice chancellor briefed the minister on the UVAS academic, research, extension services, clinical facilities, development projects and various training programmes.
He said in collaboration/partnership with Agriculture University Peshawar, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojm and Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Balochistan and the livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab, UVAS would establish Livestock Technology Park on its Ravi Campus Pattoki for the development of livestock breeding, genetics and genomics, disease control, livestock product development, livestock technology transfer, etc.
He said the technology park would contribute enormously to development of livestock, dairy and related sectors by addressing problems of these sectors. He said the UVAS was providing practical knowledge to students, faculties and professionals come from all over the Pakistan for the enhancement of clinical skills and research.
Speaking on the Occasion, Federal Minister Akram Khan Durrani lauded the role of the UVAS and appreciated its clinical, extension services and research for the benefit of the poor farming community. He also expressed his desire that in future the UVAS would also arrange such kind of capacity building training for KPK livestock professionals.