Rawalpindi: (Parliament Times) Farmers Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at Union Council Chuk Baili Khan on Thursday in the presence of male and female livestock farmers, local body representatives, Veterinary Doctors, para veterinary staff and field staff members.
Addressing on the occasion, Divisional Director Livestock & Dairy Development Rawalpindi Dr. Ghulam Hussain Bhutta underlined the need of proper health care of animals to get maximum production besides safeguarding them from viral and fatal diseases. Additional Principal Veterinary Officer Dr. Fazal Ahmed Tahir, Deputy Director Dr. Sajida Nazir, Dr. Javed Munir Shah, Dr. Madiha Tariq, Dr. Rizwa Mand, Dr. Ayesah aslo present on the occasion. Dr. Ghulam Hussain Bhutta said that under the directives of Secretary Livestock and Daily Development Mr. Naseem Sadiq, officers and field staff of is mobilized to to reach livestock farmers at rural and flung areas with the objectives to apprise them about the health care services being provided for animals at all focal points of Union Councils. He said that adequate funds had been provided for vaccination of birds and animals and massive awareness campaign has been launched to educate the farmers by organizing different activities in rural areas. Dr. Ghulam Hussain Bhutta was of the view that first time in the history of Pakistan, state of art facilities had been provided to livestock farmers to promote livestock at domestic and commercial level which would enable formers to get maximum benefit of their labour and investment. Deputy Director Sajida Nazir briefed about ongoing field activities of livestock management for provision of necessary facilities to livestock formers. Chairman Union Council Chuk Baili Khan Chaudhry Saghir Gujar appreciated the contribution of livestock department and said that farmers had been facilitated by the department by giving prompt and efficient services even in hard urban areas. The progressive farmers expressing their views also acknowledged the efforts of field staff who had kept close liaison with farmers and fulfilled their needs at their door steps.