Core Team


Chief Executive


Tahir Latif, Deputy Director (Admn)

He has served for 34 years as Plant Breeder in the Agriculture Department. He is  one of the member of the scientific team/ breeding team who developed several rice strains from which 17 rice varieties. He has vast international exposure and has got 4 foreign trainings on hybrid rice development and hybrid rice seed production technology. He has executed 13 development projects. One of his achievement is to develop Rice Research Station at Bahawalnagar district of Punjab. As his experience is concerned, he has vast experience in the field of Hybrid Rice Seed Production. He joined the service as Scientific Officer Rice Research Institute Kala Shah Kaku in 1989. He has been the Incharge of Rice hybridization program for the development of Basmati and Coarse grain rice varieties / hybrids. He has also served in PARB from 1994 to 1998 as Research Officer. He has now joined PARB from 2022 and performing the Monitoring and Evaluation of ongoing research projects alongwith handling of administrative and financial matters of PARB.

Dr. Tahir Hussain Awan Research Officer (P&P)

Dr. Tahir Hussain Awan, currently working as Research Officer (P&P) in PARB. His Ph.D research is from International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines. He has served a number of organizations spread over public & private sector, provincial, national and international. He has been worked on many key posts related to Agri research like National Country Project Director Rice, PARC, Islamabad, Senior Scientist, Rice Research Institute, KSK, Consultant, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines. He has been a Scholar at Weed Science, Crop and Environmental Science Division(CESD), (IRRI), Philippines. In PARB, he is playing a pivitol role of Planning & Programming of research project, conducting M&E of all the research projects, covering the whole ambit of agriculture including crops, livestock, forest & fisheries, being funded by PARB.


Dr. Syed Nadeem Afzal Jaffery Research Officer (M&E)

Dr. Nadeem Jaffery has joined PARB in December 2023 as Research Officer (M&E). He has served the Punjab Agriculture Department for about 29 years. He encompasses vast experience in planning, monitoring & evaluation of provincial and foreign development projects funded by the World Bank, OECF-Japan, and ADB. He has expertise in up-gradation of training institute in terms of infrastructure development, formulation of training modules and identification of Resource Persons to impart training to the government officers & officials. Eleven publications in internationally recognized journals are in his credit. He has international exposure and has got foreign trainings on Water Resources Management from Australia & Nepal and Participatory Irrigation Management from Japan.




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.