STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting of Steering Committee of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) was recently held. The meeting was aimed at project of National Pesticide Residues Monitoring System in Pakistan.

Seerat Asghar, Federal Secretary of Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR) chaired the meeting. He said that pesticides residues were causing adverse impacts on human health as well badly affecting the export of food products particularly fruits and vegetables. He further said that serious efforts from scientists are required to develop and adapt alternate techniques to avoid use of pesticides.

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