Daily Times: By Syed Sultana Rizvi: Dr Salam played a major and influential role in Pakistan’s science infrastructure and became the guiding spirit and founder of Pakistan’s nuclear programme
January 29 was an important day to
be celebrated by Pakistanis for being the birthday of a person whom Pakistan as well as many other countries are hugely indebted to for his immense contribution not only towards scientific knowledge but also for establishing leading institutions for scientific developments in Pakistan and abroad. He used his diplomatic skills for fostering support to institutions, to negotiate agreements on behalf of Pakistan and the Third World countries, and to form such institutions that continue to benefit thousands today. Counted among world’s most influential physicists Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate Professor Abdus Salam is the best representation Pakistan could have had world over, as various institutions of international repute after his name are big boost for every Pakistani. He contributed to the world at various levels and in various dimensions and if we also count his personal life, he was living in at least seven dimensions at a time and handling the amount of work good enough for seven genius individuals.