Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad conferred with Hilal-I-Imtiaz

Prof Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan (S.I), Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Faisalabad has been decorated with Hilal-I-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan, in recognition of valuable services to the country in the field of education, at the investiture ceremony held at the President’s House.. It is worth mentioning here that Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan has a long and comprehensive service. In recognition of his services in education, agriculture and research, the government also awarded him the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2012. He earned his PhD degree from the University of California USA. He has supervised more than 100 MPhil/PhD students, secured more than 40 funded research projects, published more than 150 refereed publications, edited more than 50 books and proceedings, released 13 cultivars/varieties, and established several new centers and institutions. He has been a Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences since 2007. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan is a recipient of Sitara-E-Imtiaz (Civil Award, Government of Pakistan) and Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Civil Award, French Government-with the grade of Officer) for his contribution in agricultural research and education. Prime Minister of Pakistan appointed him a member of the Higher Education Commission. During his tenure, the UAF has emerged the 66th best university of the globe in agriculture and running different international research projects including Pak Korea Nutrition Center, International Seed Testing Lab, Center for Advanced Studies and others. He is a scientist of eminence and bestowed with astute management, research and academic skills. He pioneered the research on breeding seedless Kinnow and introduced ten new varieties of mango. He has released a potato variety (PARS-