Sindh Poultry Vaccine Centre, Karachi

 Personal Profile of Executive Director

Dr. Nazeer Hussain Kalhoro, Executive Director, Sindh Poultry Vaccine Centre Karachi, Livestock Department, Government of Sindh was born on 18 November 1978, in small village of Raheem Bughio known as Hatti of Larkana. He got his primary education from the village school and secondary education from Government High School Bakrani, Larkana and Intermediate from Hyder Bux Jatoi (M) College Dokri, Larkana. He always got distinctions in school education, and 2nd position in board examination in matric and F.Sc. For this, he also got Larkana District Council scholarship. Although, he was initially selected for MBBS at Chandka Medical College Larkana, but he soon realized and got admission in Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam for DVM degree program in 1997. He passed DVM degree with first class first position in 2002. Soon, he was appointed as a Lecturer in the university. He did his Masters in Veterinary Pathology and disease diagnosis from the same university with first class first position in 2005. He passed international GRE and got foreign scholarship in 2005 for PhD. He got PhD in Virology and Vaccine development from University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany also with first class first position within 03 years in 2009. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in Veterinary Pathology in 2010 but he soon left the university and joined the Livestock Department as a Director, Sindh Poultry Vaccine Centre Karachi.

He has generated 105 new viruses and 19 new vaccines, some of them are getting registered in Europe. He has published more than 15 research publications. He has remained supervisor/ co-supervisor of more than 12 M.Phil/ PhD degrees. His specialization has remained in the field of recombinant vector vaccines and virology especially, the avian influenza or bird flu viruses.

Due to his excellent academic and research performances, he has been awarded by the President of Pakistan with the awards of Izaz-i-Sabqat, Presidential Gold Medal, and by the Governor Sindh with Chancellor’s Gold Medal, Chancellor’s Gild-edge Silver Medal, and Millennium Gold Medal. He has also earned the titles of Man of the new Millennium and National Star Laurette’2004 and in 2005, respectively.

Recently, he has been given an additional charge of Project Director for the establishment of first veterinary university in Sindh province i.e., Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Sakrand and campus at Larkana. Currently he is serving as Executive Director Sindh Poultry Vaccine Centre Karachi, Livestock Department, Government of Sindh and is also acting as Project Director of 06 other development and Research projects in the field including Sindh Livestock Tagging & Traceability Project.