Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting which reviewed the steps in detail for the development of livestock and dairy farming. Addressing the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif said that livestock and dairy farming is of paramount importance in strengthening the economy. He said that with the uplift of livestock sector, poverty and unemployment problems can be overcome. Majority of population of Punjab is associated with livestock sector and the goal of self-sufficiency can be achieved with the promotion of this sector, he added. The Chief Minister said that Punjab government is paying full attention to the development of livestock and dairy farming. He said that a comprehensive roadmap is being implemented for the improvement of livestock and dairy farming. He said that we have to move ahead speedily by implementing comprehensive roadmap evolved for the development of these sectors. Shehbaz Sharif said that targets fixed for livestock sector will be achieved at every cost and for this purpose; the concerned institutions will have to work hard in a coordinated manner. He said that promotion of livestock sector is among our priorities and in view of this purpose, billions of rupees have been allocated during next financial year for the promotion of livestock sector. He said that speedy measures will have to be taken for enhancing the share of Punjab in livestock trade at international level. He said that there is a great potential in livestock sector of the province and there is a need to fully benefit from it. He appreciated Secretary Livestock for his steps for the promotion of livestock sector. Giving briefing regarding the steps taken for the promotion of livestock and dairy farming, Secretary Livestock told that available resources have been utilized for the capacity building of the department. Provincial Ministers, Rana Sanaullah Khan, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Khalil Tahir Sandhu, Dr. Farrukh Javed, Members National and Provincial Assembly, Chief Secretary and concerned secretaries attended the meeting.
Source: Government of the Punjab