Famous Scientists from Pakistan

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Aafia Siddiqui and Abdus Salam. Featuring nuclear scientists and more, this list has it all. 

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  • Aafia Siddiqui
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    Aafia Siddiqui ( (listen); Urdu: عافیہ صدیقی‎; born 2 March 1972) is a Pakistani neuroscientist with degrees from MIT and Brandeis University, who was convicted of multiple felonies. In 2010, she was convicted of seven counts of attempted murder and assault of US personnel, and is serving her 86-year sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.Siddiqui was born in Pakistan to a Deobandi Muslim family. In 1990, she went to study in the United States and obtained a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Brandeis University in 2001. She returned to Pakistan for a time following the 9/11 attacks and again in 2003 during the war in Afghanistan. Khalid Sheikh Muhammad reportedly ...more
  • Aban Marker Kabraji

    Aban Marker Kabraji (b: 12 March 1953, Bombay (now Mumbai), India), is a Pakistani biologist and scientist of Parsi origin. She is Regional Director of the Asia Regional Office of IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Previously, she was Country Representative for the IUCN Pakistan office.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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