Dr. Muhammad Akram Qazi
Deputy Director (Accounts)
Dr. Muhammad Akram Qazi, Deputy Director (Accounts), Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) has vast experience in Soil, Water, Plant and Fertilizer analysis and remained Agricultural Chemist, Soil and Water Testing Laboratory, Lahore for five years. His field of specialization is soil fertility and plant nutrition. He got PhD degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan in 2009. He started his carrier as Agricultural Officer (Field), Lahore to conduct fertilizer research experiments on farmers’ fields to formulate fertilizer recommendations for different crops in 1991. He has about 28 national and international research publications in his credit. Currently he has been entrusted the duties of Deputy Director (Admin) to prepare, manage and implement the administrative and financial plans of PARB.
Research Officer (P&P)
Mr. Abdul Rehman, Research Officer (P&P), Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) has vast experience in research and planning. He joined Cotton Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabad as Assistant Research Officer in defunct Punjab Agricultural Research Coordination Board (PARCB) funded project Titled “Breeding for high oil content varieties of cotton” in 1986. His duties include working on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and soxhlet apparatus/equipment in laboratories for estimation of oil, protein %age in the whole cotton seed and other biochemical analysis. On expiry of the project, he joined Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) in 1992 as research officer, where his duties were to assist in implementation of World Bank funded project ARP-II. Mr. Abdul Rehman completed his M.Sc (Biochemistry) in 1986 and M.Phil (Biochemistry) in 1989 from UAF. Recently he assisted in preparation and finalization of Projects titled “Strengthening of PARB” and “Funding of High Priority Research through Competitive Grant System (CGS)”. So he is dealing with project preparation and implementation for over twenty years. Now a day he is assisting Executive Member (monitoring and evaluation) in monitoring of PARB funded CGS projects. He has five research papers published in national research journals.
Muhammad Asim Hussain
Research Publication Officer
Mr. Syed Asim Hussain is working as Research Publication Officer. He has vast experience of research, accounts and administrative matters. He is dealing with financing of research projects, conferences/ seminars/workshops etc. and internal audit of the projects and office accounts matters. He is also the Focal Person of maintaining the PARB Website.