CDA’s controversial plan: Senate to hear NARC land issue

CDA’s intentions to convert nearly 1,400 acres of land of National Agriculture Research Centre


Our Correspondent July 08, 2015

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Wednesday unanimously voted to admit the adjournment motion moved by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed regarding CDA’s intentions to convert nearly 1,400 acres of land of National Agriculture Research Centre. Sayed said as an elected Senator from Islamabad, he felt it necessary to preserve and protect Islamabad as a beautiful, green capital.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 9th, 2015.

COMMENTS (1)

S.M. Saqlan Naqvi | 6 years ago | Reply PARC/NARC are the major hub for International connectivity for development of agriculture. Now-a-days here from Functional Grain Center of Charles Sturt University in Australia, we have convinced ACIAR (Australia Center for International Agricultural Research) to fund a project aimed at improvement of pulses crops in Pakistan. We have only PARC/NARC to coordinate as the National Focal Point, with resources including land, expertise and reach for implementation of the project. In the absence of research center like NARC we would have never imagined to sit on a table with ACIAR. This is only one small reason for existence of NARC. Islamabad has a lot of area to grow, and a mere 1400 acres will not create any appreciable increase in the CDA empire. Institutions are built over decades and should not be destroyed by such dubious moves.
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