LAHORE – University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice Chancellor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has called for adopting modern treatment management to improve livestock production.

He was speaking at a one-day workshop on ‘Modification and Updating of the Curriculum of Two-Year Livestock Assistant Diploma (LAD)’, organised by the Institute of Continue Education and Extension (ICE&E) on Thursday.

Dr Pasha said the role of the Livestock Assistant Diploma was important for catering to the needs of the field and livestock allied industries. “There is a dearth of skilled professionals and only the poultry industry is expanding.” ICE&E Director Prof Dr Sharif Mughal said the curriculum should be based on the needs of the industry, as well as field-related.

Livestock Dairy Development Department (L&DDD) Director General (Extension) Dr Nawaz Saeed; Riphah College of Veterinary Sciences Principal Dr Sallah-ud-Din; L&DDD Director (Extension) Dr Qurban Hussain; Nestle representative Dr Shukat; instructors of Livestock Services Training Centre Bahadurnagar, Okara and Sheikhupura; and staff of Barani Livestock Production Research Institutes Kherimurat and Attock attended the workshop.

flood relief activities: Provincial Disaster Management Authority Director General Mujahid Sherdil said on Thursday that, on the direction of Punjab chief minister, Rajanpur district coordination officer (DCO) was regularly monitoring relief activities in the flood-affected areas.

Sherdil said the district administration was regularly sending relief goods to the calamity-stricken people in the flood-hit areas. He further said bags of edible and other necessary items were being provided to the flood affectees.