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.

The seminar on Control of transboundary animal diseases in Pakistan was jointly organized by

Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (FVandamp;AS) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture

Organization (FAO) of the United Nations at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University

Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR). The participants of the seminar shared their field experiences to

combating the menaces of livestock presently faced by the country.

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 FVandamp;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.

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