Provincial Minister for Livestock, Dairy
Development and Cooperatives, Hidayatullah Khan on
Sunday said the government accords high priority to
livestock and poultry sectors in Khyber Pakthunkhwa
and focus is being made for establishment of model
“The establishment of these centres
would help to promote livestock and poultry sectors
in rural areas and will increase income of masses
and farmers,” he said while addressing a public
gathering on occasion of giving Category D status to
Rural Health Centre Munda in Lower Dir.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the
government accords high priority to rebuilding and
reconstruction of terrorism and flood hit areas of
Khyber Pakthunkhwa and ANP have achieved maximum
targets announced in its election manifesto.
“The targets of renaming the province as Khyber
Pakthunkhwa, provincial autonomy, establishment of
peace in areas that was challenged by militants and
terrorists and reforms in FCR have been achieved and
Darul Qaza was established with cost of
Rs.350million on request of people of Malakand
Division despite west’s opposition.”
He said Darul
Qaza was the old age demand of people of Swat and
Malakand Division and the incumbent government has
fulfilled the pledge to provide inexpensive and
speedy justice to litigants.
To address problems of masses, the Livestock
Minister said centre for promotion of livestock
sector has been established in Lower Dir and a
separate feeder and grid station at Jandol have been
approved by Khyber Pakthunkhwa government to address
low voltage problems and load shedding.
He said the
facility would be inaugurated this week for which
all arrangements have been completed. As many as
Rs.90million have been spent on provision of basic
health facilities at Smar Bagh to mitigate suffering
of ailing humanity, he remarked.
The Minister announced Rs.75million for provision of
modern equipments and machinery for Munda Hospital
and Rs.110million for construction of link roads at
Meega area to provide better communication
facilities to masses.
Work on provision of gas
project cost Rs.800 million to Lower Dir was
underway that would also be extended to Tehsil
Smarbagh, he elaborated.
The government is starting a number of livestock
projects for breeding, conserving and protecting
native breeds in current fiscal year, he added.
addition to establishment of modern Livestock and
Poultry Research Centre at Jaba in Mansehra district
costing Rs230 million, he said anti-bird flu vaccine
would also be prepared in the centre, which would
save valuable foreign exchange for the country.
The government has restarted mobile veterinary
dispensaries project where a quality team will visit
each union council after every 15 days to examine
animals and provide free treatment.
will establish 200 veterinary dispensaries besides
2,400 mobile veterinary camps in the next fiscal. He
said it is a three-year project that would be
completed at a cost of Rs80 million.
Dairy colonies are being launched in Peshawar,
Mardan and Dera Ismail Khan districts where plots
would be given to livestock owners to expand their
Work on dairy colony in DI Khan has been started and
will be established on 200 acres.
Work on Peshawar and Mardan dairy colonies, of 500
kanal each, will soon start, he added.
Another project costing Rs150 million will be
launched for reconstruction of damaged veterinary
hospitals and dispensaries, he said.
Another project costing Rs250 million would also be
launched for capacity building of women associated
with livestock and dairy sector, he added. Milk and
meat project would also be started at a cost of
The Minister said that 71 projects
for agriculture and livestock were planned in the
budget and 70 percent amount for ongoing and 30 for
new projects in the budget were earmarked by
government to bring white revolution and fulfill
meat requirements of people.
Courtesy: The DAWN