Here’s How Pakistanis Reacted to the Removal of Professor Abdus Salam’s Name from Quaid-e-Azam University

PMLN lawmaker Captain Muhammad Safdar announced on Thursday that the National Assembly has passed the resolution of removing the name of Abdus Salam from Quaid-e-Azam University’s Professor Abdus Salam Centre for Physics; and changing the name to Al-Khazini Department.

The entire action was taken with respect to the religious beliefs of Pakistan’s first Nobel Prize winner Professor Abdus Salam, who hailed from the minority in Pakistan – from the Ahmadi community.

According to Capt Safdar, Here’s the Reason Of the Change in the Name of QAU’s Physics Department:

In 2016, the Physics Centre was named after Abdus Salam by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who also approved the name of the fellowship programme called the Professor Abdus Salam Fellowship.

The newest name of the Physics Centre will be Al-Khazini Department, dedicated to the Byzantine-origin astronomer Abu Al-Fath Abd Al-Rahman Mansur Al-Khazini.

Pakistanis reacted to the NA’s Passing In the Following Way:

The reaction of many Pakistanis revolves around how the name should have not been removed and that Ahmadi community still belongs to the minorities of our country.

Many argued how religion should be kept aside from professional attributes and while Abdus Salam is recognized all over the world, Pakistan just discarded his contributions because of his religion.

The legacy and the work of Professor Abdus Salam continues to be honored and valued all over the world.



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