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Tuesday June 25, 2024

Climate change impact on agriculture highlighted

By Our Correspondent
May 30, 2024
This picture shows a person on a field with a tractor in the background. — AFP/File
This picture shows a person on a field with a tractor in the background. — AFP/File

LAHORE:Punjab University Department of Plant Pathology organised a seminar on ‘Environment Sustainability and Agriculture’.

On this occasion, Director Sustainable Development Study Centre, Government College University Lahore Prof Dr Faiza Sharif, Forman Christian College University Lahore’s Prof Dr Aisha Saleem Khan, Chairperson Department of Plant Pathology Prof Dr Tehmina Anjum, PU ORIC Director Prof Dr Shakeel Ahmad, former Dean Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider, faculty members and students were present.

The objective of the seminar was to create awareness among students and researchers regarding climate crises and pollution challenges in agriculture. In her address, Dr Faiza shed light on emerging issues within Pakistan's agricultural system due to climate change and global warming, offering potential solutions and encouraging students to delve into these areas. Dr Aisha shared her research findings from WWF-funded projects on phytoremediation, captivating the audience with intriguing data and plant illustrations. Dr Shakeel Ahmad commended the work of both scientists and stressed the importance of involving agricultural students in relevant research. Dr Saleem Haider applauded the Department of Plant Pathology for organising a seminar on such a crucial topic, highlighting how such platforms open up new research avenues for young minds.

UVAS dinner

The UVAS Business School of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore arranged an annual dinner at City Campus Lahore.

Provincial Food Minister Bilal Yaseen was the chief guest at the event while UVAS Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Muhammad Younus (DLA.I, T.I), Dean Faculty of Veterinary Science Prof Dr Aneela Zameer Durrani, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Business Management Prof Dr Muhammad Azam, faculty members and students were present. Different activities like skit, comedy poetry, musical & cultural performances by students featured the event.

Students visit PSCA

A delegation of students from the Friends, Volunteers in Police Programme of Nankana Sahib on Wednesday visited the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) for a study tour. The delegation consisted of 50 students from various universities. Shift Commander DSP briefed the delegation about the workings of the "Virtual Women Police Station." The students were informed about the 15 Emergency Call Centre, the 15 Panic Button, and the Women's Safety App's live chat feature. While briefing the delegation, it was explained that issues faced by women, including harassment, are being resolved on priority. Modern technology is being utilised to ensure the safety of women.

The delegation members said that the steps taken by PSCA for the protection of women are commendable. It is encouraging to see a large number of women seeking help from the Virtual Women Police Station.