QUETTA: President Dr. Arif Alvi while highlighting the importance of livestock department he said development in this department will help scale up exports, eliminate poverty and stabilize national economy.
Addressing Balochistan Livestock Expo 2019 in Quetta on Monday, he said Pakistan is at the threshold of a new era in respect of economic development.
The President said 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.
He said Pakistan has become a lucrative place for foreign investors to do business.
He said there is huge potential of investment in Pakistan in various fields. He said Balochistan is quite rich in resources, including mining, coast, fishing and livestock.
Lauding Balochistan government for efforts to bolster livestock sector, the President said livestock is a comprehensive field that contributes to nutrition, poverty alleviation, rural development and overall economic growth.
He said Pakistan can export livestock after meeting its domestic needs.
He held that live stock is deeply linked to human lives. When Imran Khan said in his speech that poultry birds be provided to every home as it will help eradicate poverty then the people made mockery of it. On the other hand breeding live stock and poultry birds in Africa is a great profession for elimination of poverty.