Adoption of modern technology urged to cope with drought-like situation

Vice Chancellor of Karachi University (KU) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan Wednesday said that the crop production per acre in the country was relatively lower than its neighbouring countries.
Delivering his presidential remarks at the concluding ceremony of a four-day workshop on Green Spin in Biotechnology, organized by Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), KU, he said that it was the need of hour to make use of the technological advances to meet the drought-like situation and produce crops to meet the growing demands of increasing population.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ajmal said that it was heartening to see continued progress made by KIBGE and the fact that it was providing training to bidding scientists of the country through regular training programmes.
He said that it was hoped that the coming generation will fulfill the promises made by the founding father of the country.
The Dean, Faculty of Science Prof. Tasneem Adam Ali said that it was the duty of the largest university of the country to cater to the needs of the knowledge-seekers not only from Karachi but also all parts of the country and KIBGE was performing its role admirably well.—APP

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