LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Malik Ahmed Ali Aulakh has said that Punjab government in spite of financial constraints paying special attention for livestock development. He was addressing in University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore in a cheque distribution ceremony arranged by Livestock & Dairy Development Department and Punjab Agriculture & Meat Company. Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh said that cheques of Rs.72.5 million were distributed among the 117 beneficiaries of Save the Calf Project belonging to Lahore, Sheikhupura and Kasur districts. The Minister said that Livestock was the asset of Pakistan and we have world famous Neeli Ravi Buffalo and Sahiwal Cattle having equal potential for milk and meat. Pakistan being Muslim country has great potential to access three trillion dollars Halal meat market in the world but for that we have to upgrade our products and animal at international standard by value addition so that we may be able to export the surplus meat to the Muslim and adjoining countries, he said. The minister said that the Livestock & Dairy Development Department was working on the right track as in previous flood, the livestock department team worked very hard in vaccination and treating the affected animals due to that up till now there was no disease outbreak in the province.