Dr. Saif Ur Rehman Kashif

M.Sc. (Hons.) Soil Science, Ph.D  Soil & Environmental Science, Post Doc. USA
Associate Professor / Chairman

Tel: 92-42-99211449-50 ext 234
Email: rehman.kashif@uvas.edu.pk


Dr. Saif Ur Rehman Kashif, is Associate Professor, in Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. He has 12 years research experience in research wing of Agriculture Department, Govt. of the Punjab in addition to his 5 years teaching experience as Assistant Professor in Institute of Soil & Environmental Science, University of Agriculture , Faisalabad and CESPAM, UVAS, Lahore.  He is also an expert for using and maintenance of high tech instruments like Atomic absorption Spectrophotometer, GC, HPLC, FTIR, and ICP-OES in addition to working on routine analytical instruments. He has multiple trainings in Biosafety and waste management  from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA.

Areas of Interest:

    1. Climate Change
    2. GIS and Remote Sensing
    3. Occupational Health and Biosafety
    4. Plant Nutrition.
    5. Waste management.




  1. Chaudhary G.A., S. Mawaz, R. Hussain, A. Asghar and S.R. Kashif. 2000. Fertilizer requirements of new wheat genotypes under rainfed conditions. Pakistan J. of Soil Science. 18, 105-109. (currently “Soil & Environment”)  (HEC-Y category)
  2. Rizwan Khalid. Saif Ur Rehman Kashif, Shahid Yaqub Naz, Hashmat Mahmood and Riaz Hussain Khan. 2002. Potassium Status of Gujar Khan Tehsil.  Pak. J. Soil Sci. 21:41-44.   (currently “Soil & Environment”)  (HEC-Y category)
  3. Muhammad Yaseen, Muhammad Sohail and Saif Ur Rehman Kashif. 2003.  Phosphorus use efficiency in wheat genotypes: I  Plant Growth. Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Sciences.   (HEC-Y category)
  4. Muhammad Yeseen. Muhammad Kashif Khalil and Saif-Ur-Rehman Kashif. 2004. Genetic variability and adaption of wheat varieties to phosphorus deficiency stress. Pak. J. of Agricultural Sciences 41(1-2):47-51. (HEC-W category)
  5. Rashid Mahmood, Muhammad Yaseen, Saif-Ur-Rehman Kashif and Muhammad Arshad. 2005. Effect of  rate and time of application of  calcium carbide on  growth and N uptake of Wheat. Pak. J. Agri. Sci., Vol. 42(1-2).  (HEC-W category)
  6. Saif Ur Rehman Kashif, M. Yaseen, M. Arshad and M. Abbas.2007.  Evaluation of calcium carbide as a soil amendment to improve nitrogen economy of soil and yield of okra.Soil & Environment. 26(1): 69-74.  (HEC-Y category)
  7. Saif Ur Rehman Kashif, Muhammad Yaseen, Muhammad Arshad and Muhammad Ayub. 2008.  Response of Okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) to  soil given encapsulated calcium carbide. Pak. J. Bot., 40(1): 175-181 Impact Factor: 0.913
  8. Saif Ur Rehman Kashif, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Yaseen and Salik Ali. 2009. Studies on heavy metals status and their uptake by vegetables in adjoining areas of Hudiara drain in Lahore.Soil & Environment. 28(1): 7-12. (HEC-Y category)
  9. Samreen Siddique,  Muhammad Yaseen, Syed Ali Raza Mehdi, Azeem Khalid and               Saif Ur Rehman Kashif. 2009.  Growth and yield response of Tomato (Lycopersicun esculentum Mill.)  to soil applied calcium carbide and L-Methionine. Pak. J. Bot., 41(5): 2455-2464.   Impact Factor:  0.913
  10. Muhammad Yaseen, Syed Azhar Hussain, Saif Ur Rehman Kashif and Muhammad Arshad. 2009. Effect of encapsulated calcium carbide on growth, yield and N use efficiency of Rice (Oryza sativa L.).Pak. J. Bot., 41(4): 1619-1625.  Impact Factor: 0.913
  11. Asma Kirn, Saif Ur Rehman Kashif and Muhammad. Yaseen. 2010. Using indigenous humic acid from lignite to increase growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L). Soil & Environment. 29(2): 187-191. (HEC-Y category)
  12. Hamaad Raza Ahmad, Tariq Aziz. Shahid Hussain, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Sabir, Saif Ur Rehman Kashif and Muhammad M. Hanafi. 2012.  Zinc-enriched Farm Yard Manure Improves Grain Yield and Grain Zinc Concentration in Rice Grown on a Saline-sodic Soil. Int. Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 14: 787-792. Impact Factor: 0.808
  13. Saif Ur Rehman Kashif, Muhammad Yaseen, Hamaad Raza & Asma Kirn. 2012.  Improving seed germination and green pod yield in okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) using calcium carbide - A new source of ethylene. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 35:13, 2024-2036 Impact Factor: 0.526
  14.  S. Sabir, H.N. Asghar, S.U.R.  Kashif, M.Y. Khan and M.J. Akhtar. 2013. Synergistic effect  of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and kinetin on maize.  J. Animal and Plant Sc. 23(6) 1754-1759.Impact Factor: 0.638
  15. M. T.  Niazi, S U. R. Kashif, H. N. Asghar, M. Saleem, M. Y. Khan and Z. A. Zahir. 2015. Phosphate solubilizing bacteria in combination with pressmud improve growth and yield of Mashbean. J. Animal and Plant Sc. 25(4). 1049-1054. Impact Factor: 0.638
  16. Safa abid and Saif Ur Rehman Kashif, 2017. Pre-analysis of  heavy metals followed by biochar application as a strategy for removal of heavy metals from water of River Ravi: A comparative study. Bioscience Research 14(2): 297-303. Impact Factor (Scopus) : 0.949
  17. Razia Sajid, Saif-ur-Rehman Kashif, Fariha Arooj, Noor ul Hudda. 2017. Evaluation and extraction techniques of heavy metal and minerals in fruits and vegetables using sugar solution.  International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research. 8(6): 430-444.  
  18. Umer Z., I. Hameed, S U R Kashif, A. Rasheed and  M. Khatoon. 2017.   Detection of aflatoxin B1, heavy metals and minerals from corn silage and mineral mixture (Wanda) of cows and buffalos.  J.  Food Technol Pres. 1(2): 12-15.
  19. Umer Z., M. Wasif, S U R Kashif, S. Saad and  F. Arooj.  2017. Assessment of heavy metal contaminants from protein sources.  J. Food Technol Pres 1(2): 7-11.
  20. Maria Khatoon, Saif-ur-Rehman Kashif, Saman Saad, Zeeshan Umer and Ayesha Rasheed. 2017. Extraction of Amino Acids and Proteins from Chrome Leather Waste. Journal of Waste Recycling. 2 :2:6.
  21. Tasmiya Hareem, Fariha Arooj, Saif ur Rehman Kashif, and Zubair Farooq. 2018. Economic Viability of Pilot-Scale Application  of Ozone  in Cotton  Bleaching  with Multiple  Reuse of Water. Ozone:  Science & Engineering. 41(2):197-203. doi.org/10.1080/01919512.2018.1509204  (I.F  1.253- 2019)
  22. Saif-ur-Rehman Kashif,  Aneesa Zaheer , Fariha Arooj, Zubair Farooq. 2018.    Comparison of heavy metals in fresh and used engine oil. Petroleum Science and Technology.41(2): 197-203. DOI. 10.1080/10916466.2018.1496105 (I.F. 0.981-2018)
  23. Saif Ur Rehman Kashif and Sadia Ismail Shah. 2018. Outdoor air quality as influenced by vehicular exhaust in metropolitan city of Lahore. Pakistan journal of Scientific and Industrial Research . A- Phy. Science: 62(3): 190-196 (HEC   Y category)
  24. Saif ur rehman Kashif and Ayesha Hanif. 2019. Assessment of Volatile Organic compounds at Gasoline Filling Stations and Possible Impacts on Human Health in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ser. A, Physical Science. 62 A(2): 98-103. (HEC Y category)
  25. Syed Aziz Ur Rehman, Yanpeng Cai, Zafar Ali Siyal, Nayyar Hussain, Mirjat Rizwan Fazal and Saif Ur Rehman Kashif.  2019. Cleaner and Sustainable Energy Production in Pakistan: Lessons Learnt from the Pak-TIMES Model. Energies. 13(108):1-21.                       doi. 10.3390/en13010108.   (I.F  2.702- 2019)
  26. Muhammad Shuaib Kabeer , Isbah Hameed , Saif-ur-Rehman Kashif ,Munazza Khan , Arifa Tahir , Faiza Anum , Saira Khan & Shahid Raza.2020. Contamination of heavy metals in poultry eggs: a study presenting relation between heavy metals in feed intake and eggs. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2020.1799182. (I.F 1.180- 2020)



  • Response of  New Genotypes of rapeseed to various fertilizers levels under medium rainfed conditions

3rd Int. Science Conference 26-28 Sep, 2002

  • Response of Okra to soil applied encapsulated calcium carbide

EsDev-2005 COMSATS, Abbottabad

  • Indigenous medicinal plants resources in salt range region of Pakistan

EsDev-2005 COMSATS, Abbott abad

  • Evaluation of calcium carbide as a soil amendment on growth and yield of rice (Oryza sativa L.)

10th Int. Congress of Soil Science, March 16-19, 2004, Sindh Agri. Uni. Tandujam, Sindh

  • Response of different crops to soil applied encapsulated calcium carbide

10th Int. Congress of Soil Science, March 16-19, 2004, Sindh Agri. Uni. Tandujam, Sindh

  • Response of Okra to soil applied encapsulated calcium carbide

International Symposium on Horticultural Industry in Pakistan, March 28-30, 2007, UAF

  • Growth and yield response of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill.) to soil applied  calcium carbide and L-Methionine

International Symposium on Horticultural Industry in Pakistan, March 28-30, 2007, UAF

  • Effect of calcium carbide dependent released acetylene and ethylene gases on  seed germination, green pod yield, nitrogen use efficiency, molecular protein and DNA contents in okra.

Presented at 10th International  Conference of Plant Scientists, April 21-24, 2008, UAF