Abdus Salam, the Nobel laureate Pak chose to forget
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Abdus Salam, the Nobel laureate Pak chose to forget

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai has been officially welcomed in Pakistan but there is one Pakistani Nobel laureate the country continues to ignore: Abdus Salam, an Ahmadiya Muslim who won the Physics prize in 1979.

world Updated: Oct 12, 2014 00:43 IST
Prasun Sonwalkar
Prasun Sonwalkar
Hindustan Times
Nobel Prize,Malala Yousafzai,Pakistan

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai has been officially welcomed in Pakistan but there is one Pakistani Nobel laureate the country continues to ignore: Abdus Salam, an Ahmadiya Muslim who won the Physics prize in 1979.

“My father’s name doesn’t appear in history or science books. He has one small hall in Government College, Lahore, named after him,” said Ahmad Salam, son of Abdus Salam.

Ahmadiyas reportedly face persecution in Pakistan, where the constitution was amended to declare them non-Muslims.

First Published: Oct 12, 2014 00:35 IST