Livestock is backbone of provincial economy: minister

Published: October 2, 2018
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The livestock department will witness visible changes in the coming days, the minister says. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The livestock department will witness visible changes in the coming days, the minister says. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development Mitha Khan Kakar has termed livestock as the backbone of the provincial economy, saying decision has been taken to implement practical measures for the betterment of the department.

“The previous governments had very badly neglected the livestock sector, but the provincial government, under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan, is paying full attention towards improving the livestock offices, hospitals and dairy farms as well as providing workers their due rights,” said the livestock minister while addressing the officers of the Beef Production Research Centre Sibi and Cattle Farm Usta Muhammad on Monday.

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Director General Livestock Balochistan Dr Ghulam Hussain Jaffar, Divisional Director Livestock Sibi Dr Sher Muhammad Khajjak, Divisional Director Quetta Dr Ghulam Rasool, Deputy Director Livestock Sibi Dr Jan Muhammad Safi, Dr Abdul Wahid Baloch and Dr Azam Kakar were also present.

Kakar said, “With chief minister’s advice, we have decided to take practical measures to bring a visible change in the livestock department.”

“Stopping discrepancies will not only curb financial losses but will also bring about improvement in the livestock department. I will not commit corruption and will not allow anyone to do it.”

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He said that leader of the Balochistan Awami Party and Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan had started working in the right direction since day one and in the coming days the livestock department would witness visible changes.

Directing the livestock officers to implement financial discipline, the provincial minister said, “Violation of government rules will not be tolerated and strict action will be taken against careless officers.

“All measures for implementing transparency as well as merit should be ensured and government policies must be given due regard in the financial matters of the department.”

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