In 1979 and 2014 the Nobel Prize was major achievement for Pakistan. The first laureate of Nobel Prize from Pakistan was Dr. Abdus Salam. He shared his Nobel Prize with two other researchers.
Though the man lived a highly controversial life his work in the field of physics laid a platform for many physicists to nourish physics and its laws. He was the first one to start work on subatomic particles.
He was an acclaimed researcher of Pakistan who initiated work in nuclear/atomic technologies and assisted in the Pakistan space organization. He made majors contribution in the quantum theory and advancement of Mathematics. Other notable achievements of Salam include
⦁ Pati-Salam model
⦁ Magnetic photon
⦁ Vector meson
⦁ Grand unified theory
⦁ Supersymmetry work
⦁ Assisted in the modern theory of black holes, neutron stars, and neutrinos
⦁ Modernizing quantum mechanics and field theory
Though Salam remarkable work allowed him to grab the Nobel Prize, the celebrations were made all over the world especially India except Pakistan due to the Ahmedis controversy. Since Salam was an Ahmedi and it did not go down well with many who have fundamentalist views on religion.
In 2014, Malala Yousufzai shared the Nobel Prize with an Indian activist. She is the youngest laureate for the Nobel Prize. She is known for her outspoken and blunt participation in the educational activism especially for the girls of the rural areas of Pakistan.
Her attitude cost her terrorist attack of her assassination. Luckily, she survived and is residing in England these days. She has been a part of ‘100 most influential people of the world’ in 2013-15.
She has addressed, in the UN, the widespread of education and is a National youth peace winner of Pakistan. Unfortunately, like Salam’s fate. Yousufzai is highly criticized by the general public and is considered a CIA agent or stooge of western interests.