Late Dr. Abdul Hafiz ex Director, FAO East Regional Project on Field Food Crops on the impetus from the National Talent Pool of Ministry of Labor, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis in 1983, led a broad voyage through various establishments to evaluate the situation of Plant Pathology, its educating and research all through the nation and gave an enlightening record considering benefits and incapacitates of the plant obsessive exploration in progress at various colleges and foundations of the nation. Other than different monetary and authoritative issues, he earnestly called attention to the absence of element examination initiative for leading important communitarian research, non-accessibility of investigative writing and crucial offices, duplication of exploration exercises and absence of examination administration and collaboration at institutional and national levels. Considering the developing needs of the nation in plant pathology as pointed out by Dr. Hafiz, it was viewed as important to welcome plant pathologists from everywhere throughout the nation to give a typical stage, in order to talk about different ways and method for enhancing the nature of examination and showing which may at last help in taking care of numerous national plant illness issues.
As an initial step, 32 plant pathologists from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture and Biology, Faisalabad and Pakistan Central Cotton Institute, Multan met a meeting on December 20, 1983, led by Dr. A. H. Khan, Ex-Director, Advanced Studies and Research, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and eminent woods pathologist. This meeting lead to the foundation of Pakistan Phytopathology Society. Late Dr. A. Sattar, the pioneer plant pathologist of Pakistan, was consistently named the main president of the general public and Late Dr. Abdul Hafiz was the main Chief Editor of its Journal.
The Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology and Newsletter are authentic normal productions of the general public. With the Grace of God Almighty and collaboration of kindred researchers, this general public is not just with delegates from everywhere throughout the world, the standard of Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology is at the very least that of any International Journal, with International publication board and abstracting by global abstracting offices CABI-UK, BIOSIS-USA, AGRINDEX-FAO, Moreover, this general public is great case of self-maintaining, participation and solidarity of Plant Pathologists.Read More»