Insitute of Plant Protection (IPP)

The foundation of teaching and research in Entomology and Plant Pathology in the Southern Punjab was laid with the establishment of the MNS-University of Agriculture Multan in 2012. Based on Plant Pathology, Entomology and Weed Science, Institute of Plant Protection (IPP) was established in 2019. We owe to our distinction, the dedication to excellence in research and teaching, therefore attracting a large number of students at undergraduate as well as postgraduate and doctoral levels. The main thrust of IPP is the application of plant protection measures and techniques in identification, characterization of newly emerging and reemerging pests and to devise their management strategies for food security. The Institute has inherited ties with local research institutes like CCRI, CRS, MRI, AMRI, Agri. Extension, Pest Warning and Quality Control of Pesticides etc. These links will pave the path in grooming the students of the Institute in a professional and practical way. Several research projects have been submitted to renowned funding agencies of National and International fame like USAID, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan Science Foundation, Pakistan Agriculture Research Board (PARB), International Foundation for Science (IFS), ACIAR and JICA. Moreover, five research projects have been funded by PARB, HEC and IFS on Cotton Whitefly and Pink bollworm, Mango Fruit and Shoot Borer and Mango Fruit Fly, and viruses of onion and garlic, respectively. Currently, active programs are B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (Entomology & Plant Pathology), M. Sc. (Hons.) Entomology, M. Sc. (Hons.) Plant Pathology, Ph. D Entomology and Ph. D Plant Pathology.

Developing an integrated system of research and outreach for plant protection.

Uplifting agricultural community through enhancing agricultural productivity by minimizing losses caused by insect pest complex and diseases using modern and environmental friendly measures, stabilizing natural ecosystem.

  1. Development of human resource equipped with modern innovative technologies to manage and control insect pests and disease causing organisms.
  2. Introducing eco-friendly approaches for effective management of biotic stresses.
  3. Offer diagnostic services to public and private sector organizations and farming community.
  4. Ensuring sustainability of natural agro-ecosystem promoting biological control of insect-pest complex and diseases.
 Name: Prof.Dr. Shafqat Saeed
 Designation: Dean FA&ES/ 
 Director IPP/Professor (Entomology)
 Email Address: Shafqat.saeed@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell No.: 061-9201679
 Expertise: IPM of Cotton, Mango and Date Palm Insects Pests, 
 Insect Ecology, Biodiversity of Pollinators
 Publications: 130   Click To View Publications
 Name: Dr. M. Arshad Shakeel
 Designation: Adjunct Faculty (Entomology)
 Email Address: muhammadarshad.shakeel@gmail.com
 Phone/ Cell No.: 0302-8630035
 Expertise: Integrated Pest Management, Insect Ecology
 Publications: 20

 Name: Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq
 Designation: Professor (Plant Pathology)
 Email Address: mashfaq@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell No.: 061-9201679
 Expertise: Molecular Plant Virology
 Publications: 99
 Name: Mr. Muhammad Zafaryab Haider
 Designation: Subject Expert
 Phone/Cell No.: 03008770085
 Expertise: Post-Harvest
 Name: Dr. Unsar Naeem-Ullah
 Designation: Assistant Professor (Entomology)
 Email Address: unsar.naeem@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phobe/ Cell No.: 0300-6358808
 Experties: Insect Biodiversity and Taxonomy, Public Health Entomology
 Publications: 24   Click To View Publications

 Name: Dr. Mirza Abdul Qayyum
 Designation: Assistant Professor(Entomology)
 Email Address: qayyum.mirza@mnsuam.edu.pk / dsa@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell No.: 061-9201679
 Expertise: Biological control of insect pests
 Publications: 23   Click To View Publications
 Name: Dr. Nadeem Ahmad
 Designation: Assistant Professor(Plant Pathology)
 Email Address: nadeem.ahmad@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell No.: 0345-4134341
 Expertise: Epidemiology, Physiology and Biochemistry of plant 
 diseases and their management through induced resistance
 Publications: 13
 Name: Dr. Hasan Riaz
 Designation: Assistant Professor(Plant Pathology)
 Email Address: hasan.riaz@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell No.: 0333-5585923
 Expertise: Evolutionary Plant Virology, RNAi and 
 genome editing technologies.
 Publications: 05

 Name: Dr. Naeem Iqbal
 Designation: Assistant Professor(Entomology)
 Email Address: naeem.iqbal@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell No.: 0333-6202248
 Expertise: Urban Pest Management
 Publications: 35
 Name: Dr. Muhammad Ishtiaq
 Designation: Assistant Professor(Entomology)
 Email Address: m.ishtiaq@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell No.: 0301-7498953
 Expertise: Insect Pest Management, Insecticide Resistance
 Publications: 14    Click To View Publications
 Name: Dr. Mudssar Ali
 Designation: Assistant Professor(Entomology)
 Email Address: mudssar.ali@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell N.: 0303-0770112
 Expertise: Insect Ecology
 Publications: 14   Click To View Publications
 Name: Dr. Muhammad Arslan Khan
 Designation: Assistant Professor (Plant Pathology)
 Email Address: arslan.khan@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell N.: 0347-7644959
 Expertise: Plant nematology, Nematodes-Fungi interaction,
 Biological control agents, Management of plant disease complexes
 Publications: 07
 Name: Mrs.Hafiza Tahira Gul
 Designation: Lecturer (Entomology)
 Email Address: tahira.gul@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell No.: 0333-6145464
 Expertise: Biological Control
 Publications: 17
 Name: Dr. Abid Ali Mirza
Designation: Lecturer(Plant Pathology)
Email Address: abid.mehmood@mnsuam.edu.pk
Phone/ Cell No.: 0315-6188042
Expertise: Fungal and viral diseases of field crops
Publications: 02

 Name: Mr. Asif Mahmood Arif
 Designation: Lecturer (Plant Pathology) (on study Leave)
 Email Address: asif.mahmood@mnsuam.edu.pk
 Phone/ Cell No.: 0345-7221054
 Expertise: Fungal diseases of fruits crops, Identification of 
 soil mycoflora using different isolation techniques and 
 their Bio-management.
 Publications: 05