Biorisk Management (BRM)

Biorisk Management (BRM)

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan is rich in natural resources, including livesock and poultry holdings valuing about 1.00 trillion rupees. However, these resources could neither produce hygienic and Halal food for local consumers and export, nor self-employment for the youth. The main reasons leading to this state of affairs have been failure of the state and private sector organizations to support the sector on commercial  basis, and the poor practices in the field. Dairy Science Park has succesfully demonstrated interventions through post-graduate research and quality control, saving the emerging entrepreneurs from hostile forces.

A collaboration on “Biorisk Management” is in process with the Sandia National Laboratories USA. A five-members delegation of the Park visited the Netherlands in March 2015 for launching the initiative and a 9-members delegation of DSP and a 4-members delegation of Sandia National Laboratories USA met in Dubai to hold the Pakistan Biorisk Management Curriculum Workshop for Universities in Pakistan and the region.  Two more workshops were held in Bangkok and Phuket, Thailand and another one is scheduled for Colombo, Sri Lanka.

A collaboration was initiated with Khyber Medical University, Peshawar under an MoU, signed by all concerned under the supervision of Prof Mukhtar Ahmad, Chairman Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The MoU intends to develop quality control standards for introduction into local livestock production, processing, marketing and services network, and for protecting public health. Two other MoUs were signed with Women University Mardan, and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal on Biorisk Management and Entrepreneurship.

Full story: HEC Chairman supervised MoU signing between DSP, UAP MoU and HEC

The 4th International Conference and Industrial Exhibition on Dairy Science Park was held on November 1st to 5th, 2017 at Selçuk University- Konya, Turkey. The Conference was organized jointly by the Mayor Konya Municipality, Konya Turkey, Selcuk University Konya, Konya Teknokent,  Dairy Science Park Society Peshawar, Women University Mardan, University of Agriculture Peshawar, Baluchistan University Quetta and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Prof M Subhan organized the Conference as Chief Patron DSP and Dr Mithat Direk assisted as Turkish counterpart.

The event was continuation of the series held during November 2011, 2013 and 2015 at Peshawar, Pakistan. The three conferences focused on rehabilitation of the post-flood Dairy Sector; Halal meat export potential of the Region and entrepreneurship-based hygienic food production respectively. The fourth event of the series was held with the theme “Achieving Food Security through Entrepreneurship Development and Biorisk Management (BRM)”.

“We will try to benefit from the wisdom and experience of Turkey” Chief Patron Dairy Science Park, Prof. Dr. Subhan Qureshi mentioned the leadership role of Turkey among all Muslim countries and recommended that Pakistan must try to utilize the Turkey’s wisdom and experience. He appreciated the achievements made under Technoparks in Turkey for transformation of academic reserch for industiral utilization. He suggested establishment of Technoparks in Mardan and Quetta with technical assistance of Turkish teknkokents for utilization of indiginous resources of the provincies of KP and Balochistan for peoples’ welfare. He acknowledged support of Sandia National Labs USA, HEC, PSF, PARB and other organizations for sponsoring the delegates, staff and faculty members and Konya Muncipality Corporation for the excellant arrangements.


Consultation on Biorisk Management (BRM) was completed with Sandia National Laboratoreis (SNL) USA. A delegation of Dairy Science Park (DSP), The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan visited Columbo, Sri Lanka for this purpose. The delegation was led by Mr Arif Yousaf, Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Law/Convener Task Force on Sustainable Development Goals, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and comprised Prof M Subhan Qureshi Chief Patron DSP, Prof Nazir Ahmad Dean FAHVS, Prof Umer Sadique, Dr Shoaib Sultan, Dr SB Khan, Dr Farhan A Khan, Dr Hamayun UAP, Prof Ghazala Yasmeen VC WUM, Prof Azam Kakar World Bank, Mrs Javed Farmer Sausage Co, Irfan Qureshi and Sadia Qurehi DSP, M Inam SSBU Sheringal, Dr Arshad PVMC, Prof M Rabbani UVAS and Dr Tayyab KMU. The Sandia team comprised Dr Melissa Finley, Mr Waleed Joyan and Ms Iris.

SNL-DSP collaboration is the first in Pakistan to introduce Biorisk Management courses in DVM Syllabus. The three days consultative workshop was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from September 5th to 7th in which experts from from various organizations in government, academia and the private sector participated.

BRM contents were developed at Colombo for integration into DVM degree curriculum at PVMC registered Pakistani universities as follows:

  • Semester 2 (Microbiology, basic concepts of biosafety and biosecurity)
  • Semester 3 (Pathology, basic concepts, samples collection and transportation); Molecular Biology (BRM intro – AMP model –basics only)
  • Semester 4 (Nutrition, BRM Risk Assessment; Microbiology, Good Lab Work Practices, GLWP, PPE ; Pathology, SOPs development of Decontamination process)
  • Semester 5 (Pathology, Risk Assessment; Virology, Biocontainment facilities; Islamic Studies/Ethics (Bioethics)
  • Semester 6 (Medicine Clinic-I, Field Biosecurity, Waste Disposal; Theriogenology Clinic, Animal health worker’s safety and security; Zoonoses and Food Safety, planning and assessment; Meat Inspection and Necropsy Practice (PPE, Bio Waste management, Documentation for QA/QC)
  • Semester 7 (Veterinary Preventive Medicine-II, Need assessment and building Human capacity for BRM; Medicine Clinic-II, Incident Management and Response; Theriogenology Clinic – II, Evaluate Human performance for BRM in Lab; Beef and Mutton Production, Developing SOPs for food processing facilities
  • Semester 8 (Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, BRM principles used in Epidemiology and Public Health field; Medicine Clinic III, Evaluating, measuring and improving overall BRM performance
  • Semester 9 (Poultry Pathology, Lab design principles for implementation of BRM; Medicine Clinic-IV, Basic/Preliminary Administrative control for BRM


BRM Activities

  1. One-Health-Congress-at-Amsterdam
  2. DSP-Sandia BRM Workshop at Dubai
  3. DSP-Sandia BRM Workshop at Bangkok
  4. DSP-Sandia BRM Workshop at Phuket
  5. DSP-Sandia BRM Workshop at Colombo
  6. DSP-Sandia BRM Session at Konya
  7. DSP SNL BRM Workshop Amman
  8. DSP SNL BRM Workshop Dubai-II
  10. DSP SBBU MoU
  11. WUM DSP MoU
  12. DSP BRM committee
  13. BRM Curriculum – General
  14. BRM Curriculum – Animal Sciences
  15. BRM Curriculum – Medical Sciences
  16. BRM Curriculum – BUITEMS-Quetta 
  17. BRM Curriculum – UoB Quetta
  18. BRM-DVM Curriculum Integrated at Colombo
  19. SBBU Sheringal and DSP Collaboration
  20. Women University Mardan and DSP Collaboration
  21. Advocacy Forum Notification
  22. BRM Alumni