Islamabad—Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in recognition of the contributions of Pakistan’s first Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam has ordered renaming of National Centre for Physics at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) as ‘Professor Abdus Salam Centre for Physics.’
A statement by the PM office here Monday says, “PM has taken this decision in recognition of the great contributions of renowned Pakistani physicist Dr Mohammad Abdus Salam who is a major figure in the 20th century theoretical physics and shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution in the field of physics.”
PM Mian Nawaz Sharif’s decision is widely celebrated not only by the academia, scientists and students of the university it has also gone viral on social media. People from all walks, regions and religions of life are welcoming the decision calling it though late yet a correct and education-friendly decision by Pakistani premiere. The decision will also boost Pakistan’s image abroad said the social media users.
According to an official of the Prime Minister’s office the PM has directed Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training to put up formal summary for renaming the center for approval of the President of Pakistan.
The PM has also approved the grant of five fellowships annually to Pakistani students for PhD in the field of Physics through Higher Education Commission in reputed international universities, he further said.
Dr Salam was the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize. His remarkable achievement earned fame and prestige for the country which rightly deserves to be valued.