Safe Pesticides by Pakistani Doctor
Pakistani doctor produces 100 per cent ‘safe’ pesticides
By Jamil Khan @ Gulf Today-Sharjah, July 23, 2010
The use of pesticides in the crops has resulted in the death of around 300,000 people around the world.
And over 200,000 people are suffering from many diseases, including the disorder of harmone system, respiratory abnormalities and infertility among men and women because of the side effects of pesticides.
This was stated by renowned Pakistani homeopathic Professor Dr Iftikhar Waris, while addressing a press gathering at Avari Hotel in Dubai on Thursday.
He said that the pesticides worth Rs29 billion are imported from Europe and America annually. He said that around 1,000 to 1,500 people die every year in Pakistan due to the toxic effects of pesticides.
“To minimise the risk of pesticides on human lives, we have successfully developed homeopathic pesticides which are not only 100 per cent effective, but they have also no side effects,” he said.
Dr Waris, who recently launched his two products for wheat and cotton crops in Pakistan, said that it has been proved been that botanical products could be used to produce pesticides through homeopathy.
“There is no proof that anyone in the world has used this type of method to produce a pesticide, which is not only safe for humans as well as plants, but it also increases the production of crops,” he said.
He said that they used the pesticides Rigorous and Vintage in model farms in Punjab, Pakistan, which increased per acre production. These pesticides were approved by Pakistan after conducting a full study.
Dr Waris has been conducting research on pesticides since long. He set up the WS Homeopathic Pharmacy and Research Centre in Lahore for 14 years ago. Besides, he runs Waris Shah Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital as Principal. He is author of many books on different subjects.
“The main objective of research on pesticides and launching on the mass scale is to benefit the farmers,” he said.
He added that they launched the pesticides in January this year and are available throughout the Pakistan, which are also 75 per cent less cheaper than the imported pesticides.
He said that the imported pesticides are designed to kill organisms due to their neurological or reproductive toxicity. These pesticides have similar deleterious effects in humans.
“But the homeopathic natural pesticides are 100 per cent safe for human beings, livestocks and plants,” he added.
“The support of Punjab’s Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister and President helped him achieving the goal,” he said.
The Punjab Province of Pakistan has around 17 million acre land where wheat and cotton produced.
“We are using botanical products and are available in Pakistan everywhere. There is no need of import of raw material from outside the country,” Dr Wares said.
He said that currently available pesticides being used throughout the world are only 30 per cent useful for plants as remaining quantity of pesticides ends up contaminating the air, soil, water, plants and animals.
“The medicines we have produced are proved as active against parasites, viruses and insects harmful for the crops, but safe for the environment,” he said.
The use of homeopathic pesticides is not only economical because of low cost on their production, but they also preserve the natural ecology and do not damage the predators and soil organism as these products are non-poisons, non-chemical and non-harmful pesticides.
Dr Waris said that the aim of his fruitful research was to produce poison and chemical free crops and to establish home-base pesticide industry in the Pakistan.
“We are in the middle of talks with many countries, including Korea and Japan to import the pesticides, the UAE will be the first in the Middle East to get these products,” he said.