SINO-Pak Hybrid Rice Research Center Inaugurated at ICCBS

University of Karachi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan, inaugurated the Sino-Pakistan Hybrid Rice Research Center (SPHRRC) at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), on July 26, 2017. The center is the first hybrid rice research center of Pakistan established in collaboration with Chinese National Rice Research Center (CNNRI) Hangzhou-China. The curtain opening ceremony was attended by ICCBS Patron-in-Chief and former Chairman of the Higher Education Commission, Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman; His Excellency Wang Yu, Consul General of China in Karachi; Director General of China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI) of Hangzhou, China, Prof. Dr. Cheng Shihua; and Director of ICCBS and Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary.

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This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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