Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is the apex national organization working in close collaboration with other federal and provincial institutions in the country to provide science based solutions to agriculture of Pakistan through its statutory functions. The functions of PARC stipulated in the PARC Regulation of 1981 are the following: to undertake, assist, promote and coordinate agricultural research; to organize the rapid utilization of research results; establish research institutions, mainly to fill existing gaps in agricultural research projects; organize the cultivation of agricultural sciences high-level scientific talents; generate, acquire and disseminate information related to agriculture; establish and maintain reference and research libraries and perform any other function related to the above matters. At present, PARC has seven divisions; five technical divisions: “Plant Sciences”, “Animal Sciences”, “Social Sciences”, “Natural Resources”, “Agricultural Engineering” and Two services divisions: “Finance” and “Coordination & Monitoring”. The activities of various technical divisions related to statutory functions of PARC are handled through in house research establishments of PARC and through countrywide cooperative research programs on various commodities, MOU’s with national / international research organizations, PSDP funded projects and also through competitive grant of Agricultural linkages Program, Ministry of Science and Technology and other institutions. PARC contributions to the national system include, inter-alia; funding of research projects of national interest; funding and implementation of coordinated research programs; planning and coordination of research monitoring, review and evaluation; training for agriculture scientists; coordination with provincial research institutes; collection and supply of germplasm; variety evaluation; material support (lab. equipment, vehicles, computers, etc); equipment maintenance and services; sponsoring for participation in overseas meeting; information services & databases; supply of literature; linkages with international research centers; publications; national awards & medals; and holding of conferences / seminars for promotion of agricultural research.