KARACHI - Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced that Benazir Bhutto International University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences would be established, having its main campus at Sakrand and Larkana. This he said while chairing a high level meeting regarding the establishment of University at C.M House today. The meeting was attended by Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Minister for Agriculture Syed Ali Nawaz Shah, Additional Chief Secretary (P&D) Malik Israr, Principal Secretary to C.M Agha Jan Akhtar, Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam, Mr. A.Q Mughal, Secretary Education Sindh Mr. Muhammad Siddique Memon, Secretary Agriculture Mr. Aijaz Ali Khan, Secretary Works & Services Alamuddin Bullo, Secretary Livestock Mr. Laiq Memon and others. Chief Minister Sindh constituted a Steering Committee comprising of Additional Chief Secretary (P&D), Secretaries of Livestock, Finance, Agriculture, Works and Services department, Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam, Senior Member Board of Revenue, Member (Land Utilization) and Deputy Commissioners of Larkana and Shaheed Benazirabad to formulate the modalities and formalities for identification of suitable land, preparation of PC (1), appointment of Vice. Chancellor, Registrar and other staff. It was decided that until the establishment of separate building for University, temporary classes will be started in Agriculture training institute Sakrand and Quaid-e-Awam Agriculture Research Institute Larkana where 50% seats will be allocated for male and 50% for female candidates. Chief Minister Sindh permitted the committee for preparation and presentation of university charter. It was further decided that the scheme for establishment of university campuses will be included in next financial year’s annual development programme. CM Sindh directed the steering committee to identify and allocate at least 2 hundred acres of suitable land at prime location for each campus for having a permanent building for the university.Syed Qaim Ali Shah added that decision to establish Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International University of Veterinary and Animal services has been taken under the guide lines and directives of the President of Pakistan who has keen interest in this project, therefore all the required formalities and procedures should be completed without any delay. Earlier, Secretary Education Sindh Mr. Siddique Memon, while briefing the meeting said that Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan veterinary medical council’s guidelines, policies, rules and regulations will be strictly followed so that required standard could be maintained. Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam Dr. A.Q Mughal assured the meeting for providing expertise and all technical support.