Quetta, Balochistan – Balochistan Governor Malik Abdul Wali Khan Kakar announced plans to organize a national level seminar in Quetta, the provincial capital, to discuss the development of agriculture and livestock sectors. The seminar aims to strengthen the country’s economic system through comprehensive measures and initiatives. Governor Kakar emphasized the importance of modernizing the livestock sector and expressed confidence that Balochistan could meet the demand for sacrificial animals of five million pilgrims from Saudi Arabia if the livestock sector is developed on modern lines.
During a meeting with a delegation of landowners, led by Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Asghar Tareen and Director General of Balochistan Agricultural Research and Development Centre Nadeem Sadiq at Governor House Quetta, Governor Kakar emphasized the need for the government to provide full support and guidance to farmers, landlords, and owners across the province. He highlighted the importance of key interventions such as providing cheap electricity, quality seeds, vaccines, proper food, and quality medicines for livestock.
Governor Kakar directed the Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) to immediately provide full voltage electricity to all agricultural feeders to support farmers. He stressed that Balochistan’s economy, particularly in the agricultural sector, played a vital role, with the livestock sector being a significant part of the provincial economy. He highlighted the abundant natural pastures in Balochistan and the potential to develop livestock and fisheries as profitable businesses at the international level.
Governor Kakar emphasized that Balochistan, with its own resources, could fulfill the annual need for sacrificial animals in Saudi Arabia, where approximately five million animals are required for Umrah and Hajj ceremonies. Developing the Livestock Department in Balochistan is crucial to meeting this demand. The governor expressed concern for the lack of basic facilities for the nomads in Balochistan, emphasizing the need to address their plight and improve their quality of life.
In conclusion, Governor Malik Abdul Wali Khan Kakar’s announcement regarding the organization of a national level seminar in Quetta highlights the government’s commitment to developing the agriculture and livestock sectors for economic stability in Balochistan. By providing support and guidance to farmers, owners, and landlords, and investing in modernizing livestock practices, Balochistan can harness its natural resources and unlock the potential for profitable businesses at the international level. The governor’s focus on addressing the needs of the nomadic population underscores the importance of inclusivity and ensuring that all residents of Balochistan have access to essential facilities and opportunities for a better life.