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PU to collaborate with China varsity on hybrid rice breeding
PU to collaborate with China varsity on hybrid rice breeding

LAHORE: (Wednesday, April 24, 2019): Punjab University Institute of Agricultural Sciences is collaborating with Wuhan University, China on hybrid rice breeding in Pakistan. In this regard, a delegation from China consisting of Prof. Renshan Zhu, Dr. Xianting Wu, Mr. Airu Zhu and Mr. Guobao Yuan visited the IAGS and signed an MOU between the two organizations. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad, External Linkages Director Prof. Dr. Kanwal Ameen, IAGS Director Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Haider, Assistant Professor Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq and Sayban Group of Industries CEO Mr. Azam Cheema were present. PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad said that this was the role of universities to work for betterment of society as well as country. He said that PU would promote such research projects which would leave positive impact on society and country. Later, the Chinese delegation visited the labs and experimental area of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences for hybrid rice production and appreciated the efforts of Prof. Dr. M. Saleem Haider and his team.