LAHORE - Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department (L&DDD) Secretary Irfan Elahi has said that the L&DDD and the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore should work together for the development of livestock sector with focus on small farmers across the province.

The secretary said this at a meeting with UVAS Vice-Chancellor Talat Naseer Pasha and senior faculty members during his visit to the City Campus of the university on Thursday. He called for evolving a comprehensive strategy to solve the field problems in the livestock sector which, according to him, has immense potential for development.

He said the country could earn a handsome foreign exchange by exporting meat.

He desired that the Veterinary Research Institute and the Quality Operation Lab of the UVAS should develop joint research projects for funding from various national and international donor agencies.

He urged the need for producing vaccines against various fatal animal diseases. He also lauded the role of the UVAS in promoting higher education in veterinary & animal sciences and related fields.