Pakistan Society of Nematologists
Member Society of the IFNS

The Society was formed in 1980.


President & IFNS Councilor

Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro
President, ECO Science Foundation
Most Building
1-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2 Islamabad, PAKISTAN
Tel: +92 51-921 5496
Fax: +92 51-921 5497
Mobile: +92 331 544 2161

Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro

(Order of Academic Palms, France)

President ECO Science Foundation

Ph.D. (University of Reading, UK)

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Area(s) of Research:

Crop Protection and Plant Pathology

Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro


Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro is a renowned Pakistani Scientist specializing in Crop Protection and Science Education. He has made outstanding contributions in the field of science, technology research, policy management and Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI). Prof. Soomro has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and extraordinary service to the scientific community in the ECO Region and globally. Prof. Soomro is credited for his extraordinary contributions in the establishment of the ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) as its Founder President, which is a premier Scientific & Technological promotion organization and a Specialized Agency of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which is a 10-countries Inter-Governmental Organization. He is one of the pioneers who launched and implemented the IBSE pedagogy across the educational systems and human development to promote science education not only in the ECO region, but also at global forums.

Prof. Soomro is an architect of many major scientific programmes for international cooperation. In recognition of his contributions in the field of science education and strengthening cooperation between Pakistan and France, the French Republic bestowed upon him their erstwhile Civil Award “Order of Academic Palms” in 2013. He is acclaimed as one of the leading scientist’s in the field of agricultural sciences and SETI promotion in the region, with over 189 important publications in the field, 6 industrial patents and contributed to several books and chapters published and circulated internationally. He serves as the Regional Editor (West & Central Asia) of the Journal of Science, Technology Policy Management and Editor in Chief of Pakistan Journal of Nematology. Besides, he is a Member of over 30 Boards of Governors of International and National Scientific Organizations, Councils and Learned Bodies of the World.






PRESIDENT- Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro  (details given above)



Vice President (Federal)

Dr. Munawar Raza Kazmi
Agricultural Sector Linkages Program (ASLP),
Australian High Commission,
Diplomatic Enclave No. 1
Islamabad, Pakistan

Vice President  (KPK)

Dr. Farman Ali
Department of Agriculture,
Abdul Wali Khan University,
Mardan, Pakistan

Vice President (Punjab) 

Prof. Dr. Tariq Mukhtar
Department of Plant Pathology,
PMAS-University of Agriculture,
Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Vice President (Sindh)

Dr. Syed Asim Rehan Kazmi
Crop Diseases Research Institute,
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council,
Karachi University Campus,
Karachi, Pakistan

Vice President (Balochistan)

Mr. Taimoor Khan
Department of Agriculture,
Uthal University,
Lasbella, Pakistan


Dr. Shahina Fayyaz
National Nematological Research Centre,
University of Karachi,


Dr. Ateeq-ur- Rehman
Department of Plant Pathology,
Bahauddin Zakariya University,
Multan, Pakistan

Pakistan Journal of Nematology (biannual)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro
National Nematological Research Centre,
University of Karachi, Karachi – 75270, Pakistan.


Back issues are available at 20% discount.
The society has also been publishing a biannual newsletter since 2002, namely the PSN Newsletter.

Annual subscription rates:
National: Pak Rs. 2000
Foreign: US$ 80