Dr Dilbagh Singh, UAF experts share thoughts on agri uplift
Dr Dilbagh Singh visits different labs in UAF. Staff photo
Dr Dilbagh Singh, agriculture expert from USA said on Tuesday that the University of Agriculture Faisalabad is one of the oldest and elite agricultural institutions, which has been playing great role in the development of agriculture sector.
Agriculture is the backbone of Pakistani economy that is contributing 20 percent to the GDP.
He said that he was given a great honor in Pakistan.
The meeting was held at Faculty of Agriculture Dean Office that was attended by UAF Dean Agriculture Dr Muhammad Aslam, Dean Social Sciences Dr Mahmood A Randhawa, Dean Agriculture Engineering Dr Allah Bakhsh, Dean Faculty of Science Dr Asghar Bajwa, Dr Jalal Arif, Hafiz Abdul Qayyum, Controller Dr Tahir Siddique, Dr Sajjadur Rehman, Dr Aslam Mirza, Dr Shahzad Basra, Dr Abdul Wahid, Dr Mansoor Sahi, Syed Qamar Bukhari and others notables.
The UAF Dean Agriculture said that steps are afoot to ensure quality research work at the campus on par with international standards. Per acre agriculture productivity in the country is very low as compared to developed nations. It is because of multiple challenges including traditional way of farming, seed issue, decreasing land fertility, and others. Dr Dilbagh also visited the Entomology, Plant Pathology, Botany departments and its lab.
Meanwhile, speakers at a workshop stressed the need for foolproof biosafety measures in laboratories to avert harmful incidents.
The workshop titled “Fundamentals of Laboratory Biosafety” was organized by Department of Biochemistry of University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with Pakistan Biological Safety Association. UAF Dean Faculty of Sciences Dr Muhammad Asghar chaired the workshop while Dr Muhammad Shahid, Prof Dr Khalilur Rahman, Dr Sadia Aslam and others were the keynote speakers.
Dr Muhammad Asghar said that biosafety prevents loss of biological integrity with the focusing of ecology and human health.