Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob calls on Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change Naz Baloch.
Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change Naz Baloch said that climate change has become a challenge for the survival of the whole world including Pakistan. There are situations like drought and floods which are affecting all the provinces of Pakistan and social and economic relations are facing.
In this regard, the research carried out by the scientists of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, especially the plan for the settlement of Cholistan to increase rainfall, is very welcome. Member National Assembly Naz Baloch expressed these views during a meeting with the representative delegation of the university under the leadership of Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob, Vice Chancellor, IUB at the office of the Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC).
On this occasion Dr Muhammad Ali Raza Director National Research Center of Intercropping gave a briefing regarding the increase in rainfall in Cholistan and the establishment of an agro-economic zone through it, and the conversion of more than seven lac acres of land into the fruits basket of Pakistan. During the meeting, IG Forestry Ghulam Qadir, Director Alumni Affairs Dr. Azhar Hussain, Director Press Media and Publications Shahzad Ahmed Khalid were also present.
The Vice-Chancellor said that the scientists of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur are doing significant research on climate change along with agricultural research. Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change Naz Baloch appreciated the research activities of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur regarding climate change of Pakistan. IG Forests said that the project can be implemented through the National Disaster Risk Management Fund.