Chairman PARC, Dr. Muhammad Azeem stated this while talking to Minister of Agriculture Gilgit Baltistan, Muhammad Kazim Mesam, who visited PARC and National Agriculture Research Center on Monday.
The minister visited different institutes of NARC and was briefed about the objectives of the council. The minister was also briefed about the establishment of quality check farm, certified laboratories, Mombasa grass production for high milk production in animals, certified seeds of different crops.
The minister was informed that PARC was also intended for collaborating in the areas of horticulture research and was keen to establish high-value fruit, dry fruit orchards, and high tech vegetable farms with improved yield in order to promote high-value agriculture in Northern Areas of the country.
Chairman PARC further informed that Gilgit Baltistan was a high potential area for olive cultivation, therefore in future olive production with the help of PARC will also be made possible.