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Atta-ur-Rahman
Atta-ur-Rahman

The writer is the former chairman of the HEC, and president of the Network of Academies of Science of OIC Countries (NASIC).

  • April 06, 2016

    Young again

    Some fantastic developments are taking place in health sciences. The growing understanding of the underlying chemistry of biological processes is...

  • March 23, 2016

    The STI vision

    The magnitude of the knowledge gap between the Islamic world and the West can be judged from the fact that 90 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to...

  • March 09, 2016

    Innovative development

    Innovation has become a key factor in the process of socioeconomic development. Innovation is no longer the prerogative of developed nations. Some...

  • February 24, 2016

    A remarkable discovery

    A remarkable recent development in physics is the discovery of gravitational waves that were predicted by Einstein about a century ago. Astronomers...

  • February 10, 2016

    Invest in education

    The four pillars of progress are: high quality education; science & Technology; innovation and entrepreneurship; and a governance system that...

  • January 22, 2016

    A visionary initiative

    While there are a number of engineering universities in Pakistan, the trained engineers produced often lack the practical approach needed to solve...

  • January 06, 2016

    Give me technocracy

    The root cause of Pakistan’s problems is ‘feudocracy’, a defective system of governance dominated by feudal landlords that fosters corruption....