Dr. Yusuf Zafar, Chairman, PARC alongwith Dr. AsimRehanKazmi, Director General, PARC-SARC, Karachi visited National Sugar and Tropical Horticulture Research Institute (NSTHRI), PARC, Thatta on 9th February 2019. Dr. Yusuf Zafar holds a meeting with Director and scientists of the institute and discussed different matters pertaining to research activities. In the meeting Dr. NaimatullahBughio, Director, PARC-NSTHRI welcome the honourable guests and presented activities and achievements of the institute. Dr. Yusuf Zafar in his address appreciated the efforts of the Director and his team. He praised the contribution of the institute for releasing four high cane and sugar yielding sugarcane varieties in the existing pool of commercially cultivars in Pakistan. He further said that sugarcane variety development activities of the institute needed to be more fortified by developing sugarcane cross breeding facility at the institute through R &D project. Honourable Chairman visited tissue culture laboratory of the institute. He advised to expedite tissue culture banana plant production. He planted sugarcane fuzz in the nursery and prayed for the development of the institute.