Be a proud Pakistani

Even today, your kebab is Behari, your Biryani is Sindhi, your tea is Kashmiri, your naan is Afghani, your guard is Baloch, your transporter is Pashtun, your port is in Karachi, your industry is in Punjab, your music is Multani Sufi and the beauty of your country lies in Gilgit-Baltistan..

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Pakistan’s Failing Space Program

The field of space and planetary astrophysics remains relatively obscure amongst academic disciplines taught in Pakistan, but with India recently having launched its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the onus is now on the second-largest country in South Asia to make similar steps.

Unfortunately, the history of Pakistan’s space program has been chequered at best. Nobel . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Failing Space Program

Pakistan’s two cents to the Higgs Boson Particle

KARACHI: Few Pakistanis know what the Higgs boson is and even fewer realise that some of the earliest theoretical groundwork that led to this discovery was laid by Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, Dr Abdus Salam.

The Higgs boson is a subatomic particle whose existence was confirmed by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (known by its . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s two cents to the Higgs Boson Particle

The life and times of Dr Abdus Salam

Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate Abdus Salam was born in Santok Das, District Sahiwal, on January 29, 1926 a little over 85 years ago. He shared the 1979 physics Nobel Prize with Steven Weinberg and Sheldon Glashow for the historic unification of the weak nuclear force with the electromagnetic force.

Salam had already become famous in . . . → Read More: The life and times of Dr Abdus Salam