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Modern Cattle Colonies Planned in Karachi

22 September 2006

PAKISTAN - Sindh Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim on Friday said that the provincial government would set up 27 modern cattle colonies in the province, which would provide thousands of new job opportunities, besides greatly boosting rural economy.

Addressing a meeting at the Chief Minister’s House to review the matters regarding dairy sector, he said that Rs395 million would be spent on this ambitious project for which Rs30 million would be released this year.

He said that these modern cattle colonies with the latest facilities would be set up in each district of the province and they would bring a ‘white revolution’ under the guidance of President Musharraf. He said that each cattle colony would be set up over 200-acre area, with 75 sheds, each having capacity for 50 buffaloes. Overall each cattle colony would have capacity for 3,750 cattle heads.

Dr Arbab said that in the first phase cattle colonies would be set up at Mithi, Nau Kot, Khairpur, Chondko and Kaloi, while later they would also be set up at Thatta, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Naushehro Feroze, Larkana, Mehrabpur, Kandiaro, Matiari, Dhoro Naro, Tando Allahyar, Shahdadkot, Tando Mohammad Khan, Ghotki and Badin.

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