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 4Institute of Biotech & Genetic Engineering in Pakistan
S/No Name of Institute Name of Head Contact


1. Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Department of Biotechnology, Faisalabad. Dr. Ghulam Ahmad (Director General) Ph: 041-657281-90 Ext. 229


2. Center for Agricultural Biotechnology University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Dr. lftkhar Ahmad (Chairman) Ph: 041-9200161-70 Ext.2921
FaX: 041-647846
3. Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Bilogy (NIAB). P.O.Box 128, Jhang Road, Faisalabad Dr. Mohsin lqbal (Chief Scientist/Director NIAB ) Tel: 041-654210
FaX: 041-654213 
4. National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE).
P. 0. Box - 577, Jhang Road, Faisalabad
Dr. Ahmad Mukhtar Khalid (Director General ) Tel: 041-651471/75
FaX: 041-651472
Rawalpindi / Islamabad
1. Agriculture Biotechnology Institute, National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad Dr. Rasped Anwar (Deputy Director General ) Tel: 051-9255217
FaX: 051-9255217
2. Biomedical & Genetic Engineering Division, Dr. A. Q. Khan Research Laboratories, P.O. Box-2891, islamabad Dr. S. Qasim Mehdi (Director General) Tel: 051-9261138
Fax: 051-9261144
3. Department of Biochemistry Uiversity of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi Dr. Azra Khanum (Chairperson) Tel: 9290151-2
Fax: 9290160 
4. Department of Plant Pathology University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi Prof Dr. Irfan-ul-Haq (Chairman) Tel: 9290151-2/ Ext-143
FaX: 9290160
5. Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Dr. Afsari Qureshi (Chairperson) Tel: 051-9219809
FaX: 051-9219888
1. Dr. Punjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research University of Karachi, Karachi Dr. lqbal Chaudhary (Acting Director) Tel: 021-9243224
Fax: 021-9243190-91
2. Plant Tissue Culture Lab, H.E.J Institute Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi Dr. Saifullah Khan (Assistant Professor & lncharge) Tel: 021-9243205
Fax: 021-9243190/91
3. Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, Karachi Dr. Mujtaba Naqvi (Director Tel: 021-4823885
FaX: 021-4823887
4. Department of Biotechnology, University of Karachi Dr. Altaf Khan (Dean Faculty of Science) Tel: 021-9243131-42 I
FaX: 021-9243161
5. Center for Molecular Genetics University of Karachi, Karachi Dr. Nuzhat Ahmad (Director Center) Tel: 021-9243131-7
FaX: 021-4966045
6. Dept. of Microbiology University of Karachi, Karachi rof Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi (Chairperson) Tel: 021-9243131-7
FaX: 021-4966045
1. Centre for Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of Punjab, Lahore Dr. S. Riazuddin (Director) Tel; 042-5421235
Fax: 042-5421316
2. Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Punjab, Lahore Prof. M. Waheed Akhter (Dean Faculty of Science) Tel: 042-9211612
Fax: 042-9230242
3. Biotechnology Laboratory Department of Botany Govt. College, University Lahore Dr. lkram-ul-Haq (Head) Tel: 042-9221634 Fax: 042-7243198
4. School of Biological Sciences, Punjab University, P.o.Box - 54590, Lahore Prof. M. Akhtar (Director General) Tel: 042-5432746-47
Fax: 042-5462748
5. Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. University of Punjab Prof. Shahida Hasnain (Chairperson) Tel: 042-9231249
Fax: 042-9230481
6. Biotechnology and Food Research Centre, PCSIR Laboratories, Lahore Dr. Nazir Hussain Shah (Director ) Tel: 042-9230688
FaX: 042-5877433
1. Institute of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, N.W.F.P Agricultural University, Peshawar Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Swati (Director) Tel: 091-9216553 6
FaX: 091-9216553
2. Center for Animal Biotechnology Veterinary Research Institute, N.W.F.P, Peshawar Dr. Mohammad Subhan Qureshir Officer-in-charge CAB Tel: 091-9210218-9 11
Fax: 091-9210220
3. Department of Biotechnology University of Peshawar, Peshawar Dr. Farrukh Hussain (Director) Tel: 091-9216701-20 Ext-3070
1. Central Cotton Research Institute, O1d Shujabad Road, P.O.Box - 572, Multan Dr. Muhnmmad Islnm Gill (Chief Scientific Officer/ Director) Tel: 061-9200340-41
FaX: 061-9200342
1. Institute of Biochemistry, University of Balochistan, Quetta Dr. Masoom Yasin Zai (Professor ) Tel: 081-9211261
FaX: 081-9211277
1. Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Dr. Umar Dahot (Director) Tel: 0221-771681-90


National Commission on Biotechnology

The government has set up a National Biotechnology Commission to evolve a national policy and action plan for the promotion of biotechnology in the country.

National Biotechnology Commission - to be headed by Dr Anwar Nasim, Advisor on Science to COMSTECH, would formulate a national policy and action plan to promote the uses and applications of new biotechnology both in agriculture and health sectors.


Dr. Anwar Naseem
Dr. Anwar Naseem working as Chairman for National Commission on Biotechnology


Digital Divide and Pakistan Agriculture sector

Institutes of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering in Pakistan




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