PESHAWAR: Provincial minister for agriculture and livestock Mohibullah Khan has said lumpy skin disease (LSD) has so far affected over 100,000 cattle and killed more than 6,000 domestic animals in the province.

He stated this while addressing an international seminar on prevention and control of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and LSD in the province here on Wednesday.

Secretary Agriculture Dr Mohammad Israr, director general livestock (extension) Dr Alamzeb Mohmand and DG livestock (research) Ijaz Ali, a representative of the Russian Republic and officers of livestock department were in attendance.

Mr Mohibullah said agriculture in general and livestock in particular were the priority sectors of the government.

He said the provincial government despite limited resources had launched revolutionary projects like agricultural emergency programme, agricultural transformation programme and prevention of cattle diseases in Malakand division.

Published in Dawn, October 6th, 2022

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