Qaim presides meeting regarding Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of livestock and veterinary Sciences

Karachi, June 05, 2012 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah today presided a meeting regarding establishment of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, held at C.M House. The meeting reviewed the progress of proposed University in detail.

Chief Minister Sindh said that in view of idea and proposal from President of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, the Government of Sindh has taken the project in hand. Syed Qaim Ali Shah maintained that it is noble idea with regard to establishment of University in the province while the Sindh Government will provide necessary funds and facilities.

He added that we are lacking modern and latest techniques and knowledge particularly in livestock sector. Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed the Senior Member Board of Revenue Sindh to make the required land available at Sakrand and Larkano.

He added that the bill is expected to be passed during forthcoming Sindh Assembly session Syed Qaim Ali Shah added that matter of appointment of Vice Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor is in process to be finalized after approval of charter.

He said that the matter of establishment of University of Livestock and Animal Sciences is very essential and in the larger interest of the province. The meeting was informed that till the buildings of University main campuses and campus at Larkano are constructed, arrangements have been made to run classes at Sakrand (main campus) and Larkano(campus).

It was further informed that hostels of agriculture department and Sindh Education department lying abandoned are being repaired and renovated by Works and Services department. It was informed that in a subsequent meeting held under the chairmanship of ACS (P and D), the schemes of establishment of University of Livestock and Veterinary Sciences Sakrand with Campus at Larkano, has been included in next ADP of 2012-13, for which funds of worth of amount of Rs:3000 million have allocated.

It was further informed that an amount of Rs:500 million has been released to Works and Services department of repairs and renovation of buildings to be used of Administration block and classes. Chief Minister Sindh stressed the need to complete all formalities and modern/ developed University.

The meeting was attended by Sindh Minister for Livestock Mr. Abid Khan Jatoi, Chief Secretary Sindh Raja Muhammad Abbas, Senior Member BOR Sindh Mr. Shahzor Shammon, Secretary Agriculture Mr. Aijaz Ali Khan, Secretary Livestock and Fishereis Mr. Laeeq Ahmed Memon , Secretary to CM Agha Jan Akhtar.

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Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Press Secretary
Chief Minister House
Tel: +9221 99202019
Cell: +92300-3524057 (Ext: 336)

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