LAHORE, Nov 23 (APP): Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has said the government gives top priority to livestock development and there will be no compromise
on quality of education.
He was addressing the 7th convocation of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, held here on Monday in which total 757 graduates, 163 of them DVMs,
173BS (Hons), 64 Pharm-D, 21 MBA, 12 MBA (Executive), 12 MBF, 16 BBA (Hons), 28 MSc Zoology, 246 MPhil and 22 PhDs were conferred degrees.
Punjab Governor congratulated the students and said that it was now their responsibility to pay back to the society and contribute to the nation building and development. He lauded
the progress achieved by the UVAS and positioned itself among top 10 universities of Pakistan.
The governor said the world was fast changing than ever,
so we all need to think critically, be intellectually responsive
and prone to creativity.
He said the UVAS had a key role in helping the country
be self-sufficient in food. He asked the university to enhance
its role as a major support institution for the development of
local innovation in livestock and allied sectors and provide
skilled human resources.
He said that we need to be prepared to respond to animal
disease incursion in a timely and cost-effective way and to
have up-to-date policies and response structures in place to
achieve this.