What People Talk about
Yousaf Riaz's Journey Bio-remediation

Mr. Mamnoon Hussain

President (2013-18)
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Establishment of Bio-remediation Institute-Green City Lahore!

In the backdrop of Pakistan’s environmental conditions, this bio-based wastewater treatment technology proved to be more appropriate than mechanical and chemical solutions on both scientific and economic grounds. The success of the PARC-CDA Bio-remediation Orchard will contribute to reducing environmental pollution and help in addressing the upcoming challenge of Climate Change.
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Steps Towards Green and Clean Pakistan!

In the backdrop of Pakistan’s environmental conditions, this bio-based wastewater treatment technology proved to be more appropriate than mechanical and chemical solutions on both scientific and economic grounds. The success of the PARC-CDA Bio-remediation Orchard will contribute to reducing environmental pollution and help in addressing the upcoming challenge of Climate Change.
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Mr. Asif Ali Zardari

President (2008-13)
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Mr. Rana Bhagwandas

Acting Chief Justice (r)
Supreme Court of Pakistan

Justice for Victimized (Polluted) Water

Entering from the sphere of man made laws to nature ‘s judicial and law systems is wonderful feelings and experience. Visiting these Bio-remediation facilities reminded me review of some cases about wastewater issues, it was some cases about wastewater issues, it was difficult to understand at that time, but now it is cleared in few minutes’ walk on these sites.
Many congratulations to Mr. Yousaf Riaz and his team for following natural systems and laws to treat wastewater for irrigation, it correlates to the future of Pakistan.

Mr. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

Prime Minister (2008-13)
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Agrarian Economy Needs Water

Mishandling wastewater has a significant impact on freshwater availability. This missing link to proper handling of our wastes or used products made our society less sensitive to maintaining sanitised conditions in our streets, villages, towns, or cities. As mentioned in the presentation, if “sanitation is the first sign of civilization,” then we have to take wastewater and other waste issues very seriously so that our people can live better.
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Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister (2013-18)
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Water treatment means clean water

Mishandling wastewater has a significant impact on freshwater availability. This missing link to proper handling of our wastes or used products made our society less sensitive to maintaining sanitised conditions in our streets, villages, towns, or cities. As mentioned in the presentation, if “sanitation is the first sign of civilization,” then we have to take wastewater and other waste issues very seriously so that our people can live better.
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Mr. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

Prime Minister (2013-18)
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Commitment to keep clean water

Mishandling wastewater has a significant impact on freshwater availability. This missing link to proper handling of our wastes or used products made our society less sensitive to maintaining sanitised conditions in our streets, villages, towns, or cities. As mentioned in the presentation, if “sanitation is the first sign of civilization,” then we have to take wastewater and other waste issues very seriously so that our people can live better.
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Dr. Zafar Altaf

Former Federal Secretary and Chairman PARC,
Ministry of National Food Security & Research

working for wastewater recovery---a society where people hate those who do this job...

The Bio-remediation project is one in which the intervention can be as iconoclastic as one
likes to make usable water available that is polluted, is by itself a big challenge.
Try life at the margins and try options that are impossible.
Yousaf Riaz has just done the impossible.

Seerat Asghar

Mr. Seerat Asghar

Federal Secretary (2013-16),
Ministry of National Food
Security and Research

Resolving the myths
about polluted water!

I am glad to learn that national Institute of Bio-remediation (NIB), NARC of PARC under the Ministry of National Food Security & Research (MNFS&R) has successfully completed the project “PARC-CDA Bio-remediation Model for Wastewater Treatment”.
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Dr. Nadeem

Dr. Nadeem Amjad

Chairman (2014-17),
Pakistan Agricultural
Research Council (PARC)

Pollution free water
matters a lot!

In 2009, National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) working under Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) founded National Institute of Bio-remediation (NIB). NIB has developed a low-cost green technology for the treatment of domestic wastewater, which can Read More

Dr. Azeem

Dr. Muhammad Azeem

Director General (2014-16),
National Agricultural
Research Council (NARC)

Water protection is
primary need!

With finite freshwater resources on the one hand and increasing demand both in quantity and variety of uses, the need for water resources protection and management has never been greater.
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Mr. Mahmood Solh

Director General, (ICARDA),
International Center for Agricultural
Research in the Dry Areas

Share this success with the world!

Excellent work done with wastewater for irrigation that should be shared with the world community.
I congratulate Mr. Yousaf Riaz and the management of NARC and PARC for this great job.

Ch. Naseer

Ch. Naseer Ahmed

Chief Engineer, Multiple Professional Cooperative Housing Society (MPCHS)

Courageous
Movement!

In a society where clean water is considered a prime right, and after use, its rehabilitation responsibility is ignored, one can imagine the problems of Journey Bio-remediation. I highly appreciate Mr. Yousaf Riaz’s Journey Bio-remediation efforts.
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Khaliq

Mr. Abdul Khaliq

Member Finance, (2008-2011), Pakistan Agricultural Research Council

Worth more
than cost!

I visited the NIB, and its latest facility of Bio-remediation of sewage water coming from Chak Shahzad Town at NARC. It is a wonderful innovative experience. It is more than worth the cost.

Dr.TR

Dr Tahir Rasheed

GM, R&D,
EnviroLead,
Canada

Continuation of
Dr. Zafar’s Initiatives!

The Journey Bio-remediation is a historic step that was taken under the leadership of Dr. Zafar Altaf, Former Chairman, PARC. I worked since the initial phases and introduced it to the Punjab University’s environmental department. I also played a vital role Read More

Mr. Mustafeen

Mr. Mahmood Solh

Member Environment (2014-16),
Capital Development Authority,
Islamabad,

Resolving the Challenge of Wastewater at Rose & Jasmine!

During the PARC-CDA Bio-remediation Orchard construction at Rose and Jasmine Garden, Islamabad, I, directly and indirectly, was involved with the Bio-remediation team to develop the facility to treat wastewater from G/6 sectors. NIB team under Mr. Yousaf Read More

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Mr. Hameed Gul

Director General (Retired), Pakistan Army,
Islamabad.

Securing Peoples' Lives from their Contaminated Water!

To me, water and contamination of water are security and sort of defense issues for Pakistani citizens’ lives. I am so happy to see the sensitivity of
young scientists towards the biological management of wastewater.
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WWF Mukhtar

Brig. (r) Mukhtar Ahmad

Vice President Emeritus,
WWF-Pakistan'
Lahore.

Right Steps Towards Sanitization Wastewater!

It gives me great pleasure to record the progress and seeing the young enthusiastic scientists’ work for the sensitive issue of wastewater management.
I suggest, they should go for the further progress in the rural Pakistan. My prayers for them for Read More

Dr. Christy

Dr. Christy Munir

Professor Emeritus Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Lahore

Riaz Brothers’ Quest for the Out-of- Box Sustenance Solutions!

I know Dr. Asif Riaz and Yousaf Riaz when both of them were students at the Qauid-e-Azam University, Islamabad in 1989-1992. Both were very hard working and diligent students. In fact, Asif Riaz who was my student also, earned gold medal in chemistry in 1989-1991 session. Read More

Dr. Shakeel Raza

Dr Shakeel Raza

Former Deputy Secretary,
Ministry of Science &
Technology

Maintaining
Water Usability!

“I witnessed Mr. Yousaf Riaz’s Journey Bio-remediation spanning over a period of more than two decades since the time I know him. I became a part of the Journey Bio-remediation during the phase of introducing the concept of Bio-remediation in five OIC countries. Read More

Mehdi Mohsin

Mr. Mohsin Mehdi

Chairman, Mitchell's Fruit Farms, Renala khurd,
Okara, Lahore

Impressive
Contribution!

A very impressive contribution, it could be a panacea for Pakistan on the context of water and environment conservation and most importantly, disease control. Good luck to NIB, NARC, Mr. Yousaf Riaz and his team in perusing this project.
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Dr. Masood

Professor Dr. Masood Nadeem

Department of Applied Psychology, The Islamia University, Bahawalpur.

An Economist’s Choice to Become a Water Economist!

Flying against the wind is Mr. Yousaf Riaz’s lifestyle; it is my observation since childhood we are friends. We got a chance to be a university fellow as well at the Quid-e-Azam University Islamabad. During this phase, I came to know more about his abilities to manage challenges Read More

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Mr. Maroof Afzal

Chairman (2031-16) Capital Development Authority, Islamabad.

First step towards Green and Clean City!

Since Pakistan is facing water scarcity, the “Pakistan Bio-remediation Model of Wastewater Treatment” is an appreciable achievement of NIB, and the package of the technology is timely available to address the issue of wastewater treatment by
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Dr. Nasreen

Dr. Nasreen Elahi

Senior Programme Manager,
Unicef,
Islamabad

An Economist‘s Dare to
Care for Used-Water!

Yousaf being economist brought this idea first to Unicef in 1996-97 with his friend Mr. Jean (French), I supported the concept of Integrated Sanitation & Farming System (ISFS) / Bio-remediation with my colleague Mr. Eve was a risk, but we trusted him.
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Dr. Peter

Professor Dr. Peter John

Department of Chemistry Government College University, Lahore

Patience with the ability to wait in a positive attitude !

About thirty years ago, “I had the feeling about Dr. Asif Riaz and Yousaf Riaz; they would be able to contribute to improve the lives of their fellow citizens.” Their patience and ability to manage the negative situations positively gave me an indication to write the above
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Mr. Michael

Mr. Michael Abel

Country
Representative,
People International

It is late
but not too late...

Ever since independence much “ wastewater” has flowed from our homes, communities and industries contaminating ground water and fresh water resources. Mr. Yousaf Riaz and his colleagues have now attempted to reclaim this product and turn it into water usable for agriculture and other use.

Ms. Bushra

Ms. Bushra Ghazanfar

Deputy Representative, Norwegian Church Aid, Pakistan

NIB efforts inspired me to support!

Good example of cost-effective inputs with profound benefits praise goes to all staff for the sincere management, especially, Mr. Yousaf Riaz to introduce innovative natural solution. I am leaving very inspired.

JJ

Mr. James John

Deputy Country Representative,
Norwegian Church Aid,
Pakistan

NCA will play its
role with NIB!

NIB, NARC is doing commendable job to reclaim used-water and use it for productive things. Please keep it up.
Norwegian Church Aid will play its role to aware communities about the biological applications to manage their solid and liquid wastes.

V.C Tow

Mr. victor C Tow

CEO,
The DOER Trust,
Pakistan

Pakistan needs
this technology!

This is a wonderful example of using natural means to cleanup waste water.
Pakistan needs this technology for the future.

Omer

Mr. Omer J. Ghani

Program Specialist, HEDP Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.

Commitment
to continue!

Since 2009-10, I have been observing Yousaf Riaz’s Journey Bio-remediation; his Journey is full of achievements and disruptions Read More

USAID

Mr. John Hancock

Program Specialist
USAID,
Pakistan

Replication to
other regions!

I am very impressed about the Bio-remediation research work at NARC.
The results are very useful for farms and have potential applications in
South Asian Region.

Journey Bio-remediation keeps water pollution to a minimum...

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How does Yousaf Riaz see his Journey Bio-remediation and talk about it?

Generally, he focuses on the present and future to maintain his contribution towards the betterment of the natural environment with his family, friends, and people around. He mainly overviews his Journey Bio-remediation; he sees his efforts were pure, sincere, and dedicated to the care, treatment, and management of used-water for reuse. Unconscious errors and omissions could have happened, but he remained positive even with the ill-lit circumstances. Nature’s forces kept helping him directly or indirectly, managing these situations with a little bit of emotional degradation

and financial damages to him.
He is happy about his previous work with Natural Forces (microbes, aquatic plants, and other aquatic life) to heal used-water for reuse. He found more people in favor of involving Natural Forces to treat used-water and less against this intervention. By the Grace of Almighty God, he determines to continue this beautiful Journey with his team to keep Planet Earth Clean, Green, and People & Natural Resources Safe from Water-related and borne diseases.

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