To pay tribute and recognise the endless contributions of Pakistan’s first Nobel laureate, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has proposed renaming of National Centre for Physics at Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) to ‘Professor Abdus Salam Centre for Physics’, PM House announced on Monday.
A statement issued by the PM house read,
“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 who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution in the field of physics”.
Dr Salam was the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country to receive this award. His outstanding achievement earned fame and prestige for the country and that surely deserves to be valued.