Famous Physicists from Pakistan

List of notable or famous physicists from Pakistan, with bios and photos, including the top physicists born in Pakistan and even some popular physicists who immigrated to Pakistan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Pakistani physicists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physicist from Pakistan is included when available.

List features people like Abdus Salam and Abdul Qadeer Khan.

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  • Abdul Hameed Nayyar (Urdu: عبدلحمید نیّر) (born 9 January 1945) is a Pakistani physicist and nuclear activist. He specialised in solid state physics and quantum physics, and quantum mechanics. He was a visiting research scientist at the Princeton University and worked on Renewable Energy and Clean Fuel Program at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad. Dr. Nayyar is also a prominent peace activist, strong supporter of non-nuclear proliferation, nuclear disarmament, and peaceful use of nuclear technology.
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
  • Abdul Qadeer Khan
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    Abdul Qadeer Khan, NI, HI, FPAS ( (listen); Urdu: ڈاکٹر عبد القدیر خان‎; (born April 1, 1936)), known as A. Q. Khan, is a Pakistani columnist, nuclear physicist and a metallurgical engineer, who founded the uranium enrichment program for Pakistan's atomic bomb project. AQ Khan founded and established the Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL) in 1976, serving as both its senior scientist and Chairman until he retired in 2001. Khan was also a figure in other Pakistani national science projects, making research contributions to molecular morphology, the physics of martensite alloys, condensed matter physics, and materials physics. In January 2004, the Pakistani government summoned Khan for a ...more
    • Age: 86
    • Birthplace: Bhopal, India
  • Abdullah Sadiq
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    Abdullah Sadiq, PhD, SI (born 1940), is a Pakistani physicist and ICTP laureate who received the ICTP Prize in the honour of Nikolay Bogolyubov, in the fields of Mathematics and Solid State Physics in 1987 for his contributions to scientific knowledge in the field of Mathematics and Statistical physics. He is the professor of physics and current Dean of the Department of Physics of the Air University of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Sadiq is also a renowned educationist of Pakistan with a specialisation in nuclear physics, solid-state physics, and computer programming. He has been a distinguished professor of nuclear physics and solid state physics in many universities of Pakistan.
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Mohammad Abdus Salam (; Punjabi, Urdu: عبد السلام‎, pronounced [əbd̪ʊs səlaːm]; 29 January 1926 – 21 November 1996), was a Pakistani theoretical physicist. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. He was the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize (after Anwar Sadat of Egypt).Salam was science advisor to the Ministry of Science and Technology in Pakistan from 1960 to 1974, a position from which he was supposed to play a major and influential role in the development of the country's science infrastructure. Salam ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1926-1996)
    • Birthplace: Sahiwal District, Pakistan
  • Aftab Ghulam Nabi Kazi (Urdu: آفتاب غلام نبی قاضی‎; 6 November 1919 – 9 August 2016) SPk, SK, also known as AGN Kazi, was a Pakistani civil servant and a bureaucrat during the Cold War and during the post cold war. Kazi was born in Sindh, Bombay Presidency, in 1919 to an academic family. He started his career in the Indian Civil Service in 1944 and served as the Deputy Commissioner of Bihar and Orissa. After the partition of India, Kazi migrated to Pakistan and joined the Provincial Government of Sindh, and held positions such as Secretary of Finance and Secretary to the Governor. During the early 1960s, Kazi was Economic Minister in the Pakistan Embassy to the USA. After a brief stint as ...more
    • Age: 103
    • Birthplace: Sindh, Pakistan
  • Agha Shahi (Urdu: آغا شا ﮨی‎; 25 August 1920 – 6 September 2006), NI, was a Pakistani career Foreign service officer who was the leading civilian figure in the military government of former President General Zia-ul-Haq from 1977 to 1982. A diplomat and technocrat by profession, he joined Foreign Services in 1951 and held important diplomatic assignments in the United States, China, and the United Nations. He served as the Foreign secretary— the leading bureaucratic position in Pakistan Government— in 1973 until 1977, after Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's government was dismissed (see Codename Fair Play).However, he immediately served as the foreign policy adviser to upcoming Chief Martial Law ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1920-2006)
    • Birthplace: Bangalore, India