Agri biotech vital for food security: Fawad

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Observer Report

Islamabad

Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC), in collaboration with Forman Christian College University (FCCU) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), organized the National Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology.
The purpose of the two-day dialogue was to review the status of agricultural biotechnology and highlight the constraints in its successful adoption in Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, reinforced the sentiment that the Government should establish a legal and regulatory environment that is conducive to investment and transfer of technology.
“Pakistan must take advantage of the latest technologies, in particular biotechnology, for the advancement of agriculture. It is therefore a top priority of the Ministry of Science and Technology to promote the development and commercialization of agriculture biotechnology in the country and they are developing a biotechnology park in Jhelum.”
Chaudhry stated. He further promised that “we will revive the National Biotechnology Commission in the Ministry to expedite the introduction of biotechnology.”