DSP V – 2019 Quetta

Fifth International Conference and Industrial Exhibition on Dairy Science Park

Venue: Expo Center, University of Balochistan

19-21 Nov, 2019

Theme: Emerging Trends and Opportunities  in Livestock Sector of Balochistan

The Fifth International Conference and Industrial Exhibition on Dairy Science Park was held at Expo Center, University of Balochistan, Quetta on 19-21 Nov, 2019 with the theme “Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Livestock Sector of Balochistan”. The event was held during the Livestock Expo Balochistan 2019 in collaboration with the Government of Balochistan and Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai, Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Waseem Ashraf, Adviser to the Chief Minister on Livestock Mitha Khan Kakar, Special Assistant Mir Ijaz Sanjarani, Balochistan Chief Secretary Fazeel Asghar, UoB Vice Chancellor Dr Anwar Panizai and other officials were present on the occasion.

The president took round of the expo. He addressed the delegates. In his address, the president said that livestock is a comprehensive field that contributes to nutrition, poverty alleviation, rural development and overall economic growth. Dr Arif Alvi said that there is a huge potential of investment in Pakistan in various fields. He said that Balochistan is quite rich in resources including mining, coast, fishing and livestock, and added that Pakistan can export livestock after meeting its domestic needs. Furthermore, he said that the world is seeing Pakistan as a lucrative place to do business. He said that Pakistan is at the birth of a new era in respect of economic development. The president said that he met a number of heads of states and governments and executives during his recent visits to Japan and Baku and found them positive in their responses regarding business with Pakistan.

Message from Captain Fazeel Asghar (Retd), Chief Secretary Balochistan was published by RECORDER REPORT on November 18, 2019 The Livestock Sector, is not only a mainstay of our economy, but is also a way of life for many of our people and an essential part of our culture and tradition. Balochistan Livestock Expo – 2019 is being held with the keen participation of national and international stockholders, which speaks that if we use our resources well, we can create a prosperous livestock sector that can provide employment and good incomes to many of our people. I believe that this is possible and the Government of Balochistan is obliged to make this happen by allocating sufficient public development resources for uplifting of this sector and encourage private sector in invest.

I would like to thank all those from inside and outside Balochistan who have helped to organize this Balochistan Livestock Expo – 2019. The Expo is going to provide platform where the private sector, farmers, NGOs, academics, government staff and national and international experts and investors can talk and demonstrate together about livestock related issues and the way forward. This is the first time that such a deep and comprehensive consultative process has been undertaken in the Livestock Sector, so, the quality of outputs will surely reflect the hard work. I am glad to express that the present provincial leadership is determined to achieve “Prosperity in Balochistan through Livestock Development”. Last, but not the least, I would like to congratulate entire team of this event organization.

Role of Balochistan vital in country’s economic uplift: CM, was the title published by The Express Tribune Nov 19, 2019, reporting teh Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan. “It is high time we invest in Balochistan because its role in the development of the country is crucial,” stressed Kamal while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Livestock Expo 2019. Kamal said the province’s first ever Livestock Expo will increase the confidence of the investors and will promote a positive image of Balochistan nationally and globally.

“The economic prosperity of Balochistan as a whole will improve with this initiative,” he affirmed. Citing the importance of the livestock sector, the CM said its improvement is essential to meeting the growing demands of halal meat in the international market.

The Conference comprised of inaugural session, Academia-Industry Linkages and Policy Reforms and Support Packages. Research and review papers were presented on: AOH=Animal Health and One Health; APT= Animal Production and Technology; FRM= Fodder and Range Management; QCH= Quality Control and Halal Practices; BAH= Biotechnology and Animal Health; EDV= Entrepreneurship Development; PST= Poultry Sciences; FRMI= Farming Innovation. The Conference Proceedings were compiled by: Editors: Muhammad Azam Kakar, Sania Subhan Qureshi, Tauseef Asmat, Zahid Mustafa, Mahboob Ali, Muhammad Masood, Tariq Kiani and Muhammad Subhan Qureshi. Abstracts were published (ISBN-978-969-422-001-7; website: http://dairysciencepark.org.pk/leb/).

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