Famous Professors from Pakistan

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

List ranges from Muhammad Iqbal to Abdus Salam, plus much more.

This historic professors from Pakistan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Pakistani professors of note?" and "Who are the most famous professors from Pakistan?" These prominent professors of Pakistan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Pakistani professors.

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  • 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
  • Adil Najam PhD (Urdu: عادل نجم‎) is a Pakistani academic and intellectual who serves as the inaugural dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and previously served as vice-chancellor of the LUMS.Born in Rawalpindi, Najam studied civil engineering at UET Lahore and received two Master's degrees and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in international environmental policy. After graduating from MIT, Najam joined Boston University in 1997 as an assistant professor, and moved to the Fletcher School in 2002 where he worked until 2007 as an associate professor of negotiation and diplomacy. He re-joined Boston University in 2007 as a tenured professor ...more
    • Birthplace: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Akbar S. Ahmed
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    Akbar Salahuddin Ahmed, (born. January 15, 1943) also known as Akbar Ahmed, is an American-Pakistani academic, author, poet, playwright, filmmaker and former diplomat. He currently holds the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and is Professor of International Relations at the American University in Washington, D.C. A former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, Ahmed was a member of the Civil Service of Pakistan and served as Political Agent in South Waziristan Agency and Commissioner in Baluchistan. He also served as the Iqbal Fellow (Chair of Pakistan Studies) at the University of Cambridge as well as holding teaching positions at Harvard, Princeton, and the U.S. Naval ...more
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Allahabad, India
  • Anees Tauqeer

    Anees Tauqeer was the mother of Jawad Ahmad.
  • Ata ul Haq Qasmi (Urdu: عطا الحق قاسمی‎) is a Pakistani Urdu-language newspaper columnist, playwright and poet. He has written around twenty books and many articles on different subjects for the leading newspapers of Pakistan.
    • Age: 80
  • Ayesha Jalal
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    Ayesha Jalal (Punjabi, Urdu: عائشہ جلال‎) is a Pakistani-American historian who serves as the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University, and was the recipient of the 1998 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan