DHA Tissue culture and research lab was inaugurated in the year 2010 by the former Comd 5 Corps Lt Gen Shahid Iqbal.
The idea was brought by him that a laboratory at the premises of DHA can be a hub to cutdown the heavy investment on import of elite varieties of Ornamental and crop plants by employing the tissue culture technology.The lab starts functioning in 2011 after all the equipments and supplies , initially it was aimed that the ornamental plants should be tissue cultured as this was the primarily demand of the residents of DHA. In order to do so plants like Croton (Codieaum variegatum), Ixora (Ixora Coccinea), Anthurium (Anthurium andraenum), and Lily (Lilium regale) were used for tissue culturing and within a span of one year by the Grace of Almighty Allah we would be able to multiply around 7000 plantlets in the growth room and almost 500 plants were now acclimatizing in the Green house for subsequent selling to the local market. In the coming year this lab will focus on the multiplication/ tissue culturing of exotic Orchid and Banana varieties.DHA has hired a Biotechnologist (Ms Asma Nasib) as Lab Incharge for the facility who has sufficient experience in the field of tissue culture. She not only setup the whole lab and green house but she also been able to train the staff for there need in the lab. In the coming future the lab would be expanded for the training of human resource in this facility.