A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) and the Pakistan Meteorological Department (Met) for cooperation in the field of meteorology, increase in metaphysics, meteorological forecasting and related issues.

Vice-Chancellor IUB Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob and Sahibzad Khan General Director Pakistan Met Department signed the agreement at the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Islamabad. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur is conducting exceptional research in the field of agriculture. Agriculture is closely related to climatic conditions.

In this regard, coordination and cooperation between academia, agronomists and meteorologists is very important. According to the agreement, the two institutes will organize training programs to enhance the capacity of their specialists. A database of information on meteorology, agriculture, and glaciers will be compiled. A regional meteorological center will be set up at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.

A center of excellence for teaching and research in climate sciences will be established. Glacier melting, river flow and its effects on the food chain will be examined. Priority will be given to training young scientists in this regard. Research and collaboration will be promoted to convert the artificial rain system into a fruit basket of Pakistan.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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