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Pakistan Sports Board and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council sign deal to promote fruit culture

Islamabad, May 14, 2014 (PPI-OT): A signing ceremony of MoU between Pakistan Sports Board and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council was held here today at Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. On behalf of PARC, DR. Muhammad Azeem Khan (DG, NARC) signed the document and DG Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera signed MoU on PSB behalf. Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC), Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada and Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFS and R) Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan were also present on the occasion.

The objective of this MOU is to promote fruit culture particularly in Islamabad and Pakistan in general and to better utilize the lands under PSB by planting olives and other fruit plants. All this will help to provide green and healthy environment to national athletes attending national training camps as well as participating in sports event.

According to this MOU, PARC will help PSB to develop fruit plants based landscape at its land, it will provide mother plants of different fruiting trees including olive. It will also help PSB to develop bio-remediation sites at streams passing through their lands. Furthermore, it will provide technical help for managing the fruit trees planted.

On the other hand, according to the MOU, Pakistan Sports Board will provide land for the plantation of olives and other fruit plants. It will provide required resources for managing and maintaining the plants, it will also arrange funds for establishment of bio-remediation sites and will provide finances for large scale plantation of fruit plants.

The MOU will be enforced from the day of signature fixation and will remain operative for 10 years unless terminated by any one of the parties by giving advance notice of six months.

Federal Minister Mian Riaz Husain Pirzada also addressed the audience on the occasion and thanked Sikander Hayat khan Bosan for his cooperation in this regard. Dignitaries from PSB and PARC were also present on the occasion.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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