Pakistan’s first-ever philosophical forum “Islamabad Circle” in collaboration with Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) organized launching ceremony of the book titled “Science: Talash-e-Haq” written by eminent scientist Dr Hamid Slaim.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leader former senator Farhat ullah Babar was the chief guest on the occasion while among those who spoke on the occasion and shared their thoughts with the audience included Dr Qasim Jaan, Dr Pervez Hoodboy, Saqib Akbar and others.
Babar while commending the books said it was the need of the time to highlight scientific progress as those nations who neither invest in this field nor promote this sector are left behind the rest of the world in development and progress.
“Pakistan cannot progress without scientific approach and the country unfortunately lacks in any educational and conclusive platform for debate along with the freedom of speech, he said.
“Science: Talash Haq” in fact is the quest for truth in which the author has tried to highlight the importance of scientific thinking. Pakistan cannot progress without adopting the scientific, critical, debate and approach.
Saqib Akbar in his review of the book said the author has proved that science can also be taught in Urdu. This book provides the students an opportunity to learn science in easy language, he said.
Dr Qasim Jaan said the book was the perfect amalgamation of science, religion, philosophy and literature. It is important to present science and medicines in Urdu.
Translation of books on science into local languages in inevitable so that the society can be benefited through the scientific thoughts, he said.
Dr Pervez Hoodboy in his analysis of the book and the writer said science was usually considered a stockpile of facts. In this book, the author has presented science as logic, statistics and observation. The core aim of this book is the propagation of scientific thinking.
Pakistan he said needs the thinking environment. Pakistan doesn’t have any space for the propagation of science. For the past 800 years, Muslims have done nothing. All the inventions like fan and light, trace their roots in West. The youths have lost the urge of discovery. For the real progress, science and religion should be kept apart.
In the end, Dr Hamid Salim thanking the audience said his book is an attempt to provide the society a scientific basis. For the sake of prosperity and peace in the world, it is important to give special attention to science.