Darkness of ignorance grips Muslim World: Prof. Atta



Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, ICCBS Patron-in-Chief and former Federal Minister for Science and Technology, has lamented that there is the darkness of superstition and ignorance in the Muslim World.

Not a single Nobel Prize in science was ever won by any scientist in the Muslim countries in recognition for work done within the Islamic world, he said, adding that both Dr. Abdus Salsm and Zewail Ahmed won Nobel Prizes for researches carried out in the UK and USA respectively. Prof.  Atta-ur-Rahman advised the higher officials of the COMSATS to focus on education, science, technology, innovation & commercialization in their policy formulation.


He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 24th Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council held in the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, on Wednesday. It is pertinent to mention here that the annual meeting of the COMSATS is being hosted by the ICCBS, University of Karachi this year.

The inaugural ceremony was also addressed by Prof. Dr. Ashraf Shaalan, COMSATS Coordinating Council’s Chairperson, Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Prof. Dr. Khalid Mehmood Iraqi, Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, and COMSTECH Coordinator-General, Ambassador Dr. Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, Executive Director COMSATS, and Prof. Dr. Farzana Shaheen (ICCBS). Many dignitaries, including Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hassan, President the World Academy of Sciences, were present on the occasion.