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.