Bahawalpur, October 07, 2021 (PPI-OT):World Cotton Day was celebrated in the Islamia University of Bahawalpur under the umbrella of National Cotton Breeding Research Institute (NCBI). NCBI is recently established keeping in view the vision of the Prime Minister under the supervision of Mr. Jamshaid Iqbal Cheema, SAPM on Food Security. The institute was inaugurated by the PM Imran Khan during his recent visit to the IUB in the presence of Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Khan Buzdar, Syed Fakhar Imam, Federal Minister, Ministry of National Food Security and Research.
Since its inception, the institute is working hard to achieve its objectives under the direction of the Chancellor / Governor, Punjab, Ch. Muhammad Sarwar, Pro Chancellor, Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz and the dynamic leadership of the Vice Chancellor, Eng. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob. The event was organized in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment and chaired by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Naveed Akhtar, Asif Majeed, research partner of IUB Breeding project and attended by the deans, directors, faculty members, researchers and students.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Director, NCBI and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences briefed the audience about the valuable contribution of the IUB in cotton crop revival. The role of IUB varieties is pivotal as 40 % of cotton crop grown in Punjab is covered by the cultivars of IUB. The new candidate lines have potential to tolerate water shortage, heat resistance, white fly tolerance and other biotic and abiotic stresses. A walk was also arranged to commemorate the importance of the cotton crop after the seminar.
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The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB)
University Chowk, Gulshan Colony, Bahawalpur,
Punjab – 63100, Pakistan