Category: Pakistan Academy of Sciences

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The idea of establishing Pakistan Academy of Sciences was mooted in November 1947 at the 1st National Educational Conference held at Karachi. Subsequently, nine eminent scientists were elected as Foundation Fellows of the proposed Academy. One of the Foundation Fellows, Dr. M. Raziuddin Siddiqi, draſted Charter of the Academy which was approved. The Pakistan Academy of Sciences was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of Pakistan, Khwaja Nazimuddin, on 16th February 1953, during 5th Pakistan Science Conference at Lahore. On 19th February 1953, the Foundation Fellows elected Prof. M. Afzal Hussain as President and Dr. M. Raziuddin Siddiqi as Secretary of the Academy.

The Academy is a non-governmental and non-political supreme scientific body of distinguished scientists in the country. The Government of Pakistan has given the consultative and advisory status to the Academy “on all problems relating to the development of scientific efforts in the country”, and “generally on such matters of national and international importance in the field of science as may be referred to the Academy”. The affairs of the Academy are regulated by its Charter and Bye-Laws approved by the Fellows.

The Academy is governed by a Council that includes its President, two Vice Presidents, Secretary General, Associate Secretary General and Treasurer. [1]

Following were the foundation Members: [2]


Person Profiles (3)

1890s - 1980s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
18 Jan 1908 Hydrabad Deccan, India - 18 Jan 1998
1890s - 1990s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo




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