Bahawalpur, October 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Governor Punjab Engr. Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman visited the National Cotton Breeding Center during his recent visit to the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice Chancellor, has made progress in the research activities of the university in the last three years, especially in the research related to agriculture, according to the national priorities.
It includes major achievements of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur in research on cotton, an integral part of the country’s agricultural economy and textile industry, and the production and sale of new varieties. The Governor Punjab also expressed his happiness for the research on cotton, production of cotton seeds that combat climatic challenges and diseases and congratulated the Vice Chancellor Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob and the Director National Cotton Breeding Center Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Bandasha.
On this occasion, it was informed that the cotton varieties of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur are being cultivated on more than 40% of the agricultural area of Punjab and are of key importance in the revival of the multi-billion dollar agricultural economy and textile industry. Governor Punjab said that he will soon invite the Islamia University of Bahawalpur to a cotton advisory meeting at the Governor House.
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The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB)
University Chowk, Gulshan Colony, Bahawalpur,
Punjab – 63100, Pakistan