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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. 
 
The seminar on ‘Control of transboundary animal diseases in Pakistan’ was 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). 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 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.

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