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!Biotechnology on one hand offers significant opportunities to enhance agricultural productivity and food security through disease-resistant varieties of plants and animals.


National Commission on Biotechnology

The government has set up a National Biotechnology Commission to evolve a national policy and action plan for the promotion of biotechnology in the country.

National Biotechnology Commission - to be headed by Dr Anwar Nasim, Advisor on Science to COMSTECH, would formulate a national policy and action plan to promote the uses and applications of new biotechnology both in agriculture and health sectors.


Dr. Anwar Naseem
Dr. Anwar Naseem working as Chairman for National Commission on Biotechnology


Digital Divide and Pakistan Agriculture sector

Institutes of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering in Pakistan



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