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Lt Gen (Retd) Muhammad Asghar, HI (M) Consultant (CPEC- HEC) paid visit at UVAS

LAHORE (29-07-22):  Lt. Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Asghar, HI (M), Consultant China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Higher Education Commission Islamabad (CPEC-HEC) visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore called on Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad here in City Campus on Friday.

Meanwhile a detailed meeting was held in syndicate room with Lt. Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Asghar. Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad chaired the meeting while Dean Faculty of Biosciences Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, Prof Dr Aneela Zameer Durrani, Director Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization Dr Ferhan Jamil and other senior faculty members of UVAS & Assistant Director HEC-CPEC Ms Saima Asghar were present.

During meeting Lt. Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Asghar sought suggestions regarding possible opportunities under CPEC especially in the areas of research and conferences in collaboration with Chinese universities and institutions. Dr Farhan Jamil presented the proposals submitted by UVAS under HEC-CPEC initiatives. Two proposals of UVAS were initially discussed and Lt. Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Asghar gave his suggestion for further improvement and resubmission. Lt. Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Asghar mentioned that UVAS will be included in the consortium of universities approved by HEC. He also lauded services offered by UVAS for livestock farming community and general public.

Earlier, Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said that UVAS faculty members have been successful to secure 123 competitive research projects from various national and international funding agencies. He emphasized the need of developing more linkages with the Chinese universities to avail more funding opportunities. Prof Dr Nasim discussed future ventures and potential opportunities for funding from HEC. He also spoke about the history of UVAS, various degree programme and short training courses conducting at UVAS. All the participants of meeting suggested collaborative areas related to livestock sustainability, poverty alleviation and climate change.