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PARC taking revolutionary steps to ensure food security, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, Special Assistant to PM visits at NARC

Islamabad: To bring technological and revolutionary change in agriculture, a sound and fair policy which harmonizes the needs of farmer, is required. This Wednesday, Advisor to PM on National Food Security & Research, Mr. Jamshed Iqbal Cheema called on to Chairman PARC, Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan at PARC headquarters. At this occasion Mr. Cheema chaired the meeting at PARC HQs in the presence of Dr. Azeem Khan along with all other high officials and senior scientists of PARC/NARC.

Mr. Cheema while discussions with the participants told, our country will see a record production of major crops in the coming years as the prime focus of present government is to bring revolutionary change in agriculture. He marked Maiz, Rice, Soybean, Sugar bean, Milk, Fish and Mushroom as future champions in the agriculture research. These crops has high potential for production and profit, so our scientists need to focus on these sectors. Particularly, high value crops in horticulture i.e. vegetables and fruits can boost our economy by increasing exports.

During his visit at National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Mr. Jamshed Iqbal Cheema said that agri. scientists are our asset and provided that innovative technology and knowledge can progress crop production in the country. While visiting NIGAB at NARC, Dr. Azeem Khan briefed him about the accomplishments of NIGAB especially in tissue culture used for the acquisition of high yielding banana cultivar and production of disease free banana and potato plants. Mr. Jamshed Iqbal inspected the wheat filed cultivation area of NARC. Moreover, he also showed his keen interest in agri. Research activities carried out at different institutes of NARC.

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