Lahore, June 21, 2022 (PPI-OT):Director Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Prof Dr Kausar Malik, along with senior researchers, Director F and A; and SAO met Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiative, Mr Ahsan Iqbal. Delegation members apprised the minister of the research and development of high yielding variety of BT cotton seed, that is insect resistant and also weedicide tolerant, at CEMB.
The seed could add Rs.173 billion value to Pakistan’s Agriculture. It is worth mentioning that CEMB has submitted proposal for Establishment of cGMP Compliance Pilot Scale Production Facilities to Promote Commercialization of Laboratory Research. Federal Minister Mr Ahsan Iqbal appreciated the efforts of CEMB researchers and said that scientists are national asset. He directed to submit PC-1 of the project saying, “future battles are not in battlefields, they will be in classrooms and Laboratories. So, whosoever will have better classrooms and productive Laboratories will win the future.”
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University of the Punjab
Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan