KARACHI - The Sindh government allocated Rs 2.431 billion for the livestock sector and Rs 444.877 million for the fisheries sector. The total allocation for both sectors is Rs 2.876 billion.
According to Chief Miinister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, fully realizing the importance of the livestock sector in the economic ascension of province, the ADP for next financial year is pitched at Rs 2.43 billion.  A crucial milestone by the livestock sector has been the establishment of model Dairy Village and Meat Processing Zone at Bhambore (over 1300 acres) with a total cost of Rs. 2.80 billion.
The project aims at the development of a modern, self-sufficient dairy and meat processing facility, targeting the local as well as international markets. The project has been provided allocation and its activities are underway.
To improve the quality of livestock and to enhance productivity, government has established Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Larkano. An amount of Rs. 75.000 million has been provided for establishment of the institution.
A new scheme was launched for the establishment of cattle colonies with district & private participation (Phase-I). This scheme is being implemented in three districts namely Tharparker, Umerkot & Khairpur with a cost of Rs. 1441.45 million. During the next ADP-2013-14, Rs 533.669 million has been allocated. Equally important is the role of the fisheries sector in the economic uplift of the province. The government has allocated Rs. 444.87 million for the development of fisheries sector for the 2013-14.
Considering the importance of fish exports for a robust and thriving economy, an exclusive initiative has been taken to set up Karachi Fish Harbour to meet the global standards of fish processing in order to export them across the world.
The Revival of Fishing Industries has also been launched with a total cost of Rs.868.601 million for five years i.e. 2011-12 to 2015-16.