What a shame

Published: November 21, 2011

JHANG: Yesterday was Nov 21, the 15th death anniversary of Dr Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s only Nobel Prize winner. Though he was derided in his homeland for his religious beliefs, in his last will he expressed his desire to be buried in Pakistan. And when he died in London, his body was flown back to Pakistan and he was buried in Chenabnagar. He left a legacy in science, and in particular physics, which should be emulated by Pakistani students and researchers — but, unfortunately, because of our prejudices that is not happening in Pakistan.

What a shame.

Anwar K Rajput

Published in The Express Tribune, November 22nd, 2011.

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  • ataul mohsin chaudhry
    Nov 24, 2011 - 8:44AM

    Dear Mr. Editor
    The Express Tribune

    Dr. Abdus Salam believes Quran as an integral part of his scientific work. He once wrote:

    “The Holy Quran enjoins us to reflect on the verities of Allah’s created laws of nature; however, that our generation has been privileged to glimpse a part of His design is a bounty and a grace for which I render thanks with a humble heart.”[28]

    We will always remember Dr. Salam with pride. He has given honour and respect to the nation but This country has the history of rejecting its greatest heroes like Respected Dr. Abdus Salam and a historical Respected Sir Ch. Zaffrullah Khan……..

    Allah Bless you all….ameenRecommend

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