UVAS arranges condolence reference, pays rich tribute to ex-Principal CVS Capt (R) Dr Muhammad Ashfaq
LAHORE (29-10-18): The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore arranged a condolence reference here Monday in memory of ex-Principal of the Collage of Veterinary Science (CVS) Lahore Capt (R) Dr Muhammad Ashfaq. Dr Ashfaq remained two time principal CVS in 1965-66 and 1970-72. He was the eldest alumnus of UVAS. He was born on 1st November, 1918 and has served the country and veterinary profession in different positions.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the reference in which family members of the late Capt (R) Dr Muhammad Ashfaq including his sons Muhammad Tariq Ashfaq, Dr Muhammad Khalid Ashfaq, Dr Muhammad Tahir Ashfaq and a number of UVAS senior alumni members, faculty members from various departments participated. They prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and paid rich tribute to Dr Ashfaq for his services for the uplift of veterinary profession not only in Pakistan army but also in Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and different part of world. In his life he also worked for the promotion of education and research especially for development of livestock sector and also for Islam through preaching.
Speaking on the occasion, Former UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Manzoor Qureshi lauded services of Dr Ashfaq for the establishment of animal reproduction center. He said he had always been working with dedication, on merit and had never compromised on it. Dr Muhammad Khalid Ashfaq shared his memories about the life of his father. Earlier Dr Muhammad Khalid delivered a lecture to UVAS students on the topic of Natural Products Hepatotoxicity and Prevention.
VC Prof Pasha said Dr Ashfaq was also the teacher of his father the late Dr Mian Naseer Ahmad Saleem. He said Dr Ashfaq used to always participate in various UVAS activities like convocation, annual alumni dinners and many get-togethers. The Vice-Chancellor expressed deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Dr Ashfaq and prayed for his soul and sympathized with bereaved family. UVAS Pro-VC Prof Dr Masood Rabbani spoke about the biography of Capt (R) Dr Ashfaq.