KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, Jam Khan Shoro, on Wednesday directed the department officials to ensure deployment of veterinary doctors at all cattle pens of the province ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
“If any cattle head is found infected with any disease, then it will be declared non-sailable,” the provincial minister said while addressing a high level meeting at Livestock Department office. He said that the medical checkups of all cattle arriving at cattle pens should be conducted and deployment of veterinary doctors in this regard would be ensured by the Livestock Department.
Shoro said that no cattle head would be allowed for sale without medical certificate. He directed the department officials to establish medical booths along routesleading to cattle pens in order to check the cattle.
He said that veterinary doctors would remain present at the medical booths round the clock and they would perform their duties in shifts. The minister said: “The ailing cattle will be seized if any traders tried to sell it, while legal action will also be taken against the seller with imposition of fine.”
The Livestock Department officials apprised the minister about planning structures and schedules. Secretary Livestock, Director General and other officials of the department were also present at the meeting.