A project “Botanical survey of medicinal plants and herbs”, was approved for 5 years by Government of Pakistan in 1948-49 and Medicinal Plants Branch was established in PFI in 1950. GoP placed it on permanent footing on 1st July, 1963.
- Qualitative & quantitative survey of medicinal plants & regeneration problems in the forest.
- Cultivation trials of medicinal & aromatic plants for finding out agronomical data for improvements of crops.
- To assess the demand & supply of herbal drug plants in the market.
- To disseminate knowledge about the availability of medicinal plants to interested public & pharmaceutical industries.