Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice-Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, in an interview, said that the projects inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Bahawalpur will focus on the future of agriculture in Pakistan.
He said that the Islamia University Bahawalpur, which was established during the rule of the Bahawalpur state, has now become a fourth-generation university. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Bandesha Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture is carrying forward the decades-long work of the Faculty of Agriculture.
Islamia University Bahawalpur has developed varieties of cotton that are able to withstand water shortages and harsh weather conditions, he said. “The Islamia University of Bahawalpur has set up the center in collaboration with Sichuan Agriculture University China. Agricultural land in Pakistan is declining rapidly so we have to take advantage of intercropping technology. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur has focused on intercropping of soybeans and maize.
Dr. Athar Mahboob said that Islamia University Bahawalpur has set a new trend in which we are providing the best environment to our scientists so that they can use their professional skills to create inventions that will increase Pakistan’s income. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Bandesha, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture the Islamia University of Bahawalpur said that our target is to increase Pakistan’s cotton production to 16 million bales, and from this production, we can earn up to Rs 9.0 billion.