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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).

  • 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....

  • December 23, 2015

    Innovation in agriculture

    In an earlier article I have emphasised how innovation has become a key factor for socioeconomic development today. One of the most important areas...

  • December 09, 2015

    Innovation driving economies

    Dr Atta-ur-Rahman In my previous article I had emphasised the critically important role that science, technology and innovation now play in the...

  • November 25, 2015

    Pakistan’s future: innovation

    In this knowledge-driven world, only countries that invest in their real wealth – their children – can progress. Others are relegated to the...

  • November 11, 2015

    An exciting new frontier

    What is nanotechnology? It is the study and use of materials of very tiny dimensions – dimensions at the scale of a billionth of a meter –...

  • October 28, 2015

    The crime of energy

    The global energy scenario is undergoing profound changes on several accounts. First, the oil prices have dropped, making it relatively uneconomical...