Good Job – Agriculture Research Institutes

Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said
that it is the age of multi disciplinary research and innovations as the
institutions engaged in research fields with success stories are doing
This he said while addressing the 2nd International
Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Management and Sciences
(ICETEMS-2016) as a chief guest in City University, Peshawar on Wednesday. President
of the City University Mr. Saboor Sethi, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Atta Ullah
Shah and a large number of students were present on the occasion.
Addressing the conference the Governor appreciated the
efforts and exertions of the organizing committee of the conference and said
that the organizers have provided a platform to scientists, researchers,
entrepreneurs, policy makers and industrialists to come closer for developing
innovative solutions.
In fact, he said, Pakistan in general and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
in particular, is placed at a very significant geo-strategic position and a
gateway to the global trade. In this context, the investment of more than $50
billion under CPEC project is bound to bring a change in the destiny of the
region. It is now up to the engineers and scientists to exploit the
opportunities, provided under such mega projects in the best interest of the
Meanwhile, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar
Jhagra has said that agriculture is the backbone of the national economy which
can play a pivotal role in boosting up economic development of the country.
It is the responsibility of the Agriculture University and
other relevant institutions and departments to introduce such scientific
advancements which can further ameliorate research based activities in
agriculture sector.
This, he said, while presiding over the Senate meeting of
the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s University of Agriculture here Wednesday wherein
lengthy agenda of further streamlining the working of the institution was
The meeting besides others was also attended by Provincial
Minister for Agriculture, Ikram Ullah Gandapur, Vice Chancellor Agriculture
University, Prof. Dr. Zahoor Swati, Secretary Higher Education, Secretary
Agriculture, Principal Secretary to Governor, representatives of Higher
Education Commission and members of the senate of the university.

The Agriculture University, the Governor said can play a
vital role in the development of agriculture sector of the province.

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