Sibi Mela Concludes Amid Hovering Covid-19 Threat

QUETTA:  The Provincial Minister for Livestock and Environment, Mitha Khan Kakar assured that welfare of the livestock breeders and rehabilitation of farms is on the government’s topmost agenda along with introducing modern practices at livestock department.
This, he stated while addressing the closing ceremony of the Annual Sibi mela in Sibi on Monday. The Sibi mela, which dates back to almost century old practice of promoting live-stock trade, was organized in the same traditional spirit for five days.
Prominent among those attended the closing ceremony of Sibi festival were included the Secretary Livestock, Tayyab Lehri, Director General Livestock, Kamran Akhtar, Director General Animal Health, Ghulam Rasool Taj, Director General Farms, Abdul Hameed Mastoi, Deputy Commissioner Sibi, Syed Zahid Shah, Sardarzada Dinar Khan Domki, Nawabzada Haroon Khan Raisani, Lt. Colonel Bilal Ahmed Jadoon, SSP Sibi, Khalid Mustafa, Assistant Commissioner Sibi, Sana Mah Jabeen Umrani and other concerned high ups besides other tribal and political personalities from the area.
The Minister Livestock said that the annual Sibi festival was held at a limited scale due to the coronavirus situation.
He, however, announced that the festival would be held in befitting manner next year.
Mitha Khan Kakar said that the livestock sector has the backbone status for economy of the province and as such wholehearted steps are being taken for development of the sector.
He said that the funds allocated for treatment of the animals were very less, however, these were increased to Rs. 360 million from Rs. 30 million just because of his personal efforts.
He announced that the funds would be increased to Rs. 500 million next year. He said that the camel men would be provided around 600 motorbikes for vaccination of the animals in remote areas of the province.
The Minister Livestock also said that due attention was not given to the development of province in the past, which resulted in its longstanding backwardness.
He said that we have to work together to remove the backwardness from the province.
The Secrtary Livestock, Tayyab Lehri and others also addressed the ceremony.
In the end, the Minister, Secretary, Deputy Commissioner and Sardarzada Dinar Domki distributed souvenirs and certificates among the livestock breeders, officials and media persons for their active participation in the festival.

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