Pakistani scientists are not very well-known as compared to other developed countries. However, their contributions in all the respective fields are significant and they have proven themselves in the scientific community. According to the “The Muslim 500”, these three scientists are in the Most Influential Muslim Scientists of the World.
Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is known as the architect of Pakistan’s nuclear program. Highly disliked by western powers for making Pakistan as first Muslim nuclear power. He received Pakistan’s highest Civil award, Nishan-i-Imtiaz twice the only Pakistani with this honor.
Dr Atta Ur Rehman is popularly known for being a revolutionary minister for science and technology who created Higher Education Commission (HEC) and later on he appointed as first Chairman of HEC.
These few words are cited to the UNESCO Science Prize for Dr Atta Ur Rahman on achievements of this Amazing Pakistani scientist:
“Professor Atta-Ur-Rahman has been committed to the advancement of his scientific field internationally and also in his native Pakistan where he has spent most of his professional life. He established and remains director of the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry in Pakistan, a research facility for natural product chemistry, the first major center of its kind in Pakistan and among the best in the region.”
Dr. Umar Saif is one of the main forces behind current developing IT & Startup ecosystem in Pakistan. He has extensive experience in ICT solutions for developing-world problems, academia and entrepreneurship in the IT sector.
Dr Umar Saif created the first startup incubator in Pakistan Plan9 and is the founding Vice Chancellor of the Information Technology University, Lahore. He also named in the list of the 35 “World’s Top Young Innovators for the year 2011″. He received Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) on his achievements.