PR: The Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani along with UVAS Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Ravi Campus Pattoki. They visited various departments of Ravi Campus Pattoki including Central Laboratory Complex (CLC), Livestock Research & Training Center, Dairy Animal Training & Research Center, Milking Parlor and Information Technology Center. Minister also planted a sapling in front of Central Laboratory Complex (CLC) and met with UVAS students.

Earlier in his presentation, Vice-Chancellor Dr Pasha briefed the Minister on the UVAS academic, research, extension & dairy advisory services, clinical & disease diagnostic facilities, development projects regarding Livestock Technology Park, Training Centre for Biologics Production, various training programmes, national and international linkages etc. He said UVAS establishing training center for biologics production for prevention of deadly hemorrhagic septicemia (HS), foot and mouth disease (FMD). Dr Pasha said Pakistan is blessed with the best dairy buffalo breeds in world and University focusing on the genetics improvement of this animal. He said UVAS actively working on research and all laboratories are equipped with latest technology and highly trained human resource to provide the best training to university students and the latest clinical facilities to the poor farming community.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani appreciated the UVAS state-of-the-art disease diagnostic facilities, quality of education & research, dairy management trainings and providing clinical services for the benefit of poor farming community. He said UVAS playing a vital role in the development of livestock, dairy, poultry and related sectors through its trained manpower for the enhancing of milk and meat production and economy development of Pakistan.