CSTL is an internationally accredited laboratory by International Seed testing Association. Lab was first accredited in 2019 and its accreditation status has now been extended till 2025.


Accreditation Scope


Tests: Seed sampling, Seed Purity, Other Seed Determination, Thousand Seed Weight


Crop Groups: Cereals, Grasses, Small legumes, Pulses, Other agricultural crops, Vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species.


Future Endeavors: Moisture determination, Tetrazolium test, vigor test.

                                    Flower species, Tree and shrub species


CSTL Management:

  1. Nazar Iqbal, Director/Quality Manager
  2. Mr. Amjad Hussain Shah, Deputy Director/Technical Manager
  3. Dr. Muhammad Naeem, Dy. Director/ ISTA designated Seed Sampler
  4. Miss Noreen Fatima, SCO/ Seed Germination
  5. Dr. Muhammad Amir Maqbool, SCA/STA, Seed Purity


It is constituted of-;

  • Seed Purity Laboratory
    • Working on seed purity testing, seed moisture determination, other seed determination, thousand seed weight.
  • Seed Germination Laboratory
    • Working of seed germination testing on the basis of seedling evaluation.


National Scheme

  • Testing of Samples from National Seed Certification System.
  • Testing of Seed Import Samples.
  • Post-check evaluation of seed samples of field laboratories.
  • Inter-Lab Comparison (ILC) testing to monitor the testing efficiency across the field labs.


ISTA Scheme

  • Proficiency Test – being accredited member of ISTA, CSTL participate in the PT tests.
  • Issuance of ISTA certificates: Orange International Certificate (OIC) & Blue International Certificate (BIC)



  • Trainings of officers of FSC&RD from field labs.
  • Trainings of researchers / seed technologists / breeders from national seed system.
  • Trainings of the students and persons from academia.
  • Training of Seed Dealers.



Brief Progress:

Total samples tested: 1470, ISTA certificates 10, PT tests 04