UVAS & PVMC jointly arranged condolence reference to pay rich tribute to Dr Sayed Muhammad Sayedain Jaffery
LAHORE (13-12-19): The University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) jointly organised a condolence reference in the memory of Dr Sayed Muhammad Sayedain Jaffery at UVAS City Campus Lahore here on Friday.
Minister for Livestock & Dairy Development Department Punjab Sardar Husnain Bahadur Dareshak chaired the condolence reference while UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, Former Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Manzoor Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor University of Education Lahore (UE) Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Former President PVMC Dr Muhammad Arshad, Dr Khalid Mahmood Shouk and a large numbers of elderly UVAS alumni, microbiologists, poultry experts and veterinarians were present in reference and they paid rich tribute to Dr Sayed Muhammad Sayedain services for uplift of veterinary profession in national and international level.
Earlier, Prof Masood Rabbani spoke about the biography and contribution of Dr Sayed Muhammad Sayedain Jaffery. He said that Dr Jaffery was the eldest alumnus of UVAS. He was born on 17th May 1926 and passed away on December 6, 2019, at the age of 93. He said he was the founder of Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council. Prof Rabbani mentioned he was the first veterinary graduate of Pakistan. He had done PhD from Sri Lanka in 1997. He had wide teaching, administrative, research and professional experience of 33 years in Livestock Department Punjab, College of Veterinary Science Lahore, Veterinary Research Institute, Poultry Breeding Complex of PIA-Shaver, Disease Diagnostic and Research Institute K&Ns etc. He was expert in disease diagnostics and SPF egg production technology. He presented more than 100 research papers at national and international conferences. He was first to launch tissue culture technology in Pakistan that revolutionized research and vaccine production at Veterinary Research Institute Lahore.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Livestock said that Dr Sayed Muhammad Sayedain Jaffery was the big loss of veterinary profession even for country and his outstanding services for the uplift of veterinary profession will always be remembered. He lauded UVAS traditions that after the death of its legends always remembered them by arranging such condolence references. He said that Dr Jaffery’s mission will not stop even after his death. Prof Dr Manzoor Qureshi said that Dr Jaffery had always been working with dedication, on merit and had never compromised on it. Prof Talat Naseer Pasha expressed deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Dr Sayedain Jaffery and prayed for his soul and sympathized with bereaved family.
Dr Khalid Shouk expressed his desire that the Government of Pakistan should confer the deceased an award in recognition of his outstanding services for the uplift of veterinary services in Pakistan.