8th International Conference of Pakistan Phytopathological Society (8ICPPS)

8th International Conference of Pakistan Phytopathological Society (8ICPPS)

8th International Conference of Pakistan Phytopathological Society (8ICPPS)

“Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security: A nexus of Plant Pathogens, Climate Change and Water Challenges”

  • November 26-28, 2023
  • Organized by: Department of Plant Pathology
  • The Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Dear Members,

We are excited to extend our warmest invitation to you for the 8th International Conference of the Pakistan Phytopathological Society (8ICPPS), themed “Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security: A nexus of Plant Pathogens, Climate Change, and Water Challenges.” This event is a pivotal step towards achieving Zero Hunger and addressing the most pressing challenges in the world of agriculture and plant pathology.

8th International Conference of Pakistan Phytopathological Society (8ICPPS)


👉Plant Disease Management
👉Climate Change and Plant Diseases
👉Host-Pathogen Interactions
👉Biosecurity and Plant Quarantine
👉Molecular Plant Pathology
👉Seed and Post-Harvest Pathology
👉Disease Resistance
👉Disease Modeling and Epidemiology
👉Taxonomy & Systematics of Plant Pathogens
👉Natural and Chemical Pesticides
👉Ecology of Plant Pathogens
👉Insects in relation to Plant Diseases


Theme: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security: A nexus of Plant Pathogens, Climate Change, and Water Challenges

Date: November 26-28, 2023

Venue: Department of Plant Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture & Environment, Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Conference Link: https://pakps.com/8icpps

Conference Email: 8icpps@pakps.com

Twitter hashtag: #8ICPPS

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Close – November 05, 2023

Early Bird Registration Close – November 05, 2023

Bursary Assistance Application Close – November 10, 2023

The 8ICPPS is proudly organized by the Department of Plant Pathology at The Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan, and hosted by the Pakistan Phytopathological Society (PPS). This conference promises to be a hub of knowledge exchange and collaboration among experts and enthusiasts in the field of plant pathology and agriculture.

The Pakistan Phytopathological Society was established in 1983 as the first platform in the country for coordination among the renowned Plant Pathologists of Pakistan. Since then, society is working to popularize the science of Plant Pathology in the region.

The 8ICPPS aims to foster productive discussions among national and international plant pathologists. This event provides a unique opportunity to bring together faculty, researchers, students, scientists, farmers, and industrialists for an open and insightful dialogue under one roof. We anticipate the participation of over 500 distinguished scientists, researchers, agro-chemical industries, and farmers who will contribute to enriching the discussions.

The 8th International Conference (8th ICPPS) will address the emerging challenges faced by the crops to sustain food security and safety. The objective of the conference aimed at a fruitful dicussion forum for National and International Plant Pathologists. The event will provide the opportunity to bring Faculty, Researchers, Students, Scientists, Farmers, and Industrialists together in an open dialogue under the umbrella of Pakistan Phytopathological society.

Patron-In-Chief: Prof. Dr. Naveed Akhtar Vice Chancellor, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Patron: Prof. Dr. Tariq Mukhtar President Pakistan Phytopathological Society

Chief Organizer: Prof. Dr. Tanveer Hussain Turabi Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment

Focal Person: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naveed Aslam Malghani Chairman, Department Plant Pathology, FA&E. 

👉Mail: naveed aslam@@ub.edu.pk 

👉Cell: +92-340-9440730

Organizer: Dr. Muhammad Taimoor Shakeel Department of Plant Pathology. FA&E, IUB.

👉Email: aur.khan@iub.edu.pk

👉Cell No: +92-3006093881

👉Cell No: +92-3325214964 

Conference Secretary:

Dr. Atta ur Rehman Khan Niazi Department of Plant Pathology, FA&E. IUB.

👉Email: aur.khan@iub.edu.pk

👉Cell No: +92-3006093881


Pakistan Phytopathological Society (PPS) is pleased to announce 8″ International Conference (8 ICPPS) with the theme of “Sustainable Agriculture &

Food Security” A nexus of Plant Pathogens, Climate Change and Water Challenges. The conference will be held at Department of Plant Pathology, FA&E, Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus, The Islamia Universary of Bahawalpur on Nov 26-28, 2023. You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the conference. Over 500 eminent scientists, researchers, delegates of agro-chemical industry and farmers from all over the world are expected to participate in this important international event in the fields of

  • Plant Disease Management
  • Climate Change and Plant Diseases
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Biosecurity and Plant Quarantine
  • Molecular Plant Pathology Seed and Post-Harvest Pathology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Disease Resistance
  • Disease Modeling and Epidemiology
  • Taxonomy & Systematics of Plant Pathogens Natural and chemical Pesticides
  • Ecology of Plant Pathogens Mycotoxins
  • Insects in relation to Plant Viruses


Dead Line: Nov 05, 2023

Submissions: Dr. Muhammad Taimoor Shakeel Online at: http/Sicpps.pakps.com

Email: Sicpps pakps.com                                                                                                                              Cell No. 03325214964


Khawaja Ghulam Farid Auditorium  Baghdad ul Jadeed campus, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur.


  • Prof. Dr. Naveed Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, IUB
  • Prof. Dr. Moazzam Jameel, Registrar, IUB 
  • Prof. Dr. M. Naveed Aslam Malghani, Chairman, DPP, IUB
  • Prof. Dr. Tariq Mukhtar, Dean, Faculty of Agri. PMAS-AAUR
  • Prof. Dr. Saleem Haider, Dean, FAS, PU, Lahore
  • Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Talib Sahi, Chairman, DPP, UAF  
  • Prof. Dr. Tamoor Khan, Chairman, DPP, LUAWMS
  • Prof. Dr. Rehana Naz Syed, VP PPS, DPP, SAU, Tandojam 
  • Dr. Abdul Rehman, GS, PPS
  • Dr. Muhammad Akhtar, DG, AARI, Fsd 
  • Dr. Muhammad Azhar Iqbal, PPRI, AARI, Fsd
  • Dr. Arshad Hussain Baloch, RARI, BWP
  • Dr. Muhammad Yussouf Saleem, Director NIAB 
  • Dr. Shahzad Asad, DG, NARC, Islamabad
  • Dr. Muhammad Abid, CEO, PARB, Lahore 
  • Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro, ECOSE Prof. (Retd.) 
  • Dr. M. Ashraf Randhawa 
  • Prof. (Retd.) Dr. Sultan Mahmood Khan 
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Irfan ul Haq Ex. VS (Retd), PMAS-AAUR
  • Prof. (Retd.) Dr. Riaz Ahmad Chohan 
  • Prof. (Retd.) Dr. M. Aslam Khan
  • Prof. (Retd.) Dr. Nazir Javed 
  • Prof. (Retd.) Dr. Safdar Ali Anwar, DPP. UAF
  • Prof. Dr. Saleem Shahzad. University of Karachi 
  • Prof. Dr. Manzoor Ali Abro. Dean Agriculture, SAU, Tandojam
  • Dr. Saboohi Raza, Chairperson, DA&ABM, University of Karachi
  • Dr. Shahid Mansoor, Director, NIBGE. Faisalabad
  • Prof. Dr. Shahid Baig, PSF. Islamabad
  • Dr. Hafeez Ullah Khan, PSF. Pakistan
  • Prof. Dr. Tehmina Anjum, PU, Lahore 
  • Prof. (Retd.) Dr. Ch. Abdul Rauf, PMAS-AAUR
  • Prof. (Retd.) Dr. Zafar Raheel, UOS, Sargodha 
  • Prof. Dr. Sobia Chohan, Chairperson. DPP, BZU, Multan 
  • Prof. Dr. Rashida Atiq, BZU, Multan
  • Prof. Dr. Inam ul Haq, PMAS-AAUR 
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Usman Ghazanfar, Chairman DPP, UOS 
  • Prof. Dr. Abdul Mubeen Lodhi, SAU Tandojam
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq. Director IPP. MNS-UAM, Multan Dr. Shahid Afghan, SRDB, AARI, Faisalabad
  • Dr. Munawar Raza Kazmi, Country Manager, ACIAR, Islamabad
  • Prof. Dr. Shazia Iftikhar, FJWU, Rawalpindi Dr. (Retd.) Anjum Muneer, NARC, Islamabad 
  • Prof. Dr. Musharaf Ahmad, Chairman, PP. AUP, Peshawar
  • Dr. Jam Sagheer Ata, GU, D.G. Khan 
  • Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Atif, Chairman DPP, Univ. of Layyah
  • Dr Muhammad Zakria, Director CDRI, NARC, Islamabad 
  • Dr. Kamran Saleem, Principal Scientist NIAB 
  • Dr. Abdul Rauf Bhutta, (Retd) DG FSC&RD
  • Dr. Naseem Bagum, FSC&RD 
  • Dr. Zobia Jabeen, HOD, BAC, Quetta
  • Dr. Raees Ahmed, UPR, AJKG MATE


Limited accommodation is available on advance request. Hotel reservations can be made on demand. Participants/students from Pakistan can reserve their accommodation from the hotels/Guest houses/Hostels in advance, on self payment basis. Accommodation request deadline: Nov 15, 2023


Weather in Bahawalpur is usually pleasent in November with average temperature ranging from 20-25°C.


Bahawalpur is also named as The City of Places so several sight seeing trips are to be arranged for the registered participants of the 8 ICPPS. 


All posters must be in English. The poster board area will be 80 cm x 110 cm. Try to use large font for the titles, authors, and affiliation. Do not use smaller fonts for figures or text. Minimize text and maximize the number of figures, schemes, and structures. The figure legends are essential and should be concise. The contents must conference language be readable from at least six feet.


The conference language will be English. 


Limited funding is available for students of Plant Pathology. More Information about bursary assistance is available on conference website.


International participants are requested to apply for a visa to the nearest Embassy
or High Commission of Pakistan. A formal invitation letter would be required from
the Organizing Secretary for this purpose.


The program will consist of keynote lectures, plenary lectures, session lectures and
poster presentations. Each session will address a theme topic within the area.
Special events will be arranged to ensure a lively interaction among scientists.


  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nafees, Chairman, Department of Horticulture 
  • Prof. Dr. Anjum Aqeel, Chairman, Department of Entomology 
  • Prof. Dr. Ghulam Hasan Abbasi, Director, Institute of Agro-Industry and Environment 
  • Prof. Dr. M. Aown Sammar Raza, Chairman, Department of Agronomy 
  • Prof. Dr. Maqshoof Ahmed, Chairman, Department of Soil Sciences 
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem, Chairman, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics 
  • Prof Dr Zulfiqar Ahmad, Chairman, Department of Food Science and Technology 
  • Dr. Ambreen Maqsood, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology 
  • Dr. Muhammad Raheel, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology 
  • Dr. Waqas Ashraf, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology 
  • Dr. Anam Moosa, Lecturer, Department of Plant Pathology.


  • Dr. Muhammad Taimoor Shakeel, Assistant Professor, DPP, IUB 
  • Dr. Ambreen Maqsood, Associate Professor, DPP, IUB 
  • Dr. Atta ur Rehman Khan Niazi, Lecturer, DPP, IUB 
  • Dr. Anam Moosa, Lecturer. DPP, IUB 
  • Dr. Amjad Shahzad Gondal, Assistant Professor, BZU, Multan 
  • Dr. Raees Ahmed, Assistant Professor, UPR, AJK.


To register for the conference or learn more about it, please visit our official website at https://pakps.com/8icpps/

Join us in our pursuit of sustainable agriculture, food security, and the eradication of hunger. Your participation will undoubtedly make a difference in addressing the challenges posed by plant pathogens, climate change, and water-related issues.

We look forward to your presence and valuable contributions to the 8ICPPS. Together, we can create a sustainable future for agriculture and food security.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 8icpps@pakps.com

8th International Conference of Pakistan Phytopathological Society will be held soon.  I request you first register online, pay the fee and then upload the fee receipt on the link provided. Due to the involvement of all your members in this hell there will be joy and meaningful results based on research will cause  of participants with your involvement. The quality of teaching and learning between is admirable will be forgotten. Thank you very much.😊

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