Pakistan Physics Society

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Pakistan Physical Society
Pakistan Physics Society
Abbreviation PPS
Motto Promoting the development of Physics research in Pakistan
Predecessor None
Formation January 30, 1987; 30 years ago (1987-01-30)
Type Scientific think tank
Headquarters Institute of Physics, Qau
  • Islamabad, ICT
Region served
South Asia
Official language
Secretary General
Dr. Arshad M. Mirza
First President
Prof. Dr. Hassan A. Shah
Second President
Prof. Dr. M Yunus
Affiliations American Physics Society

The Pakistan Physical Society, also known as Pakistan Physics Society, is an academic and professional physics society of Pakistan's academicians and physicists, dedicated for the development and research in physics.[1] It is one of the notable society with one of core objectives including to advise the Government on the matters of science and development.[2] Headquartered at the Institute of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, it is a member of Institute of Physics, at the University of Engineering and Technology at Lahore, Punjab Province.


In 1974, dr. Abdus Salam, with the help of Munir Ahmad Khan, successfully arranged the International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs at the Nathiagali, North Western Province of Pakistan. This led the creation of Institute of Physics at the University of Engineering and Technology. However, the professional body of scientists was still needed, therefore, physicists from all over the country decided to established a formal body. In 1987, Ghulam Murtaza and dr. Abdul Hameed Nayyar organized the National Symposium on Frontiers in Physics, on the occasion of professor Salam's birthday.

With Abdus Salam coming to visit to Pakistan, physicists from all over the country gathered at the Institute of Physics to attend the symposium, first of its kind, to gather and share the knowledge about latest developments in different areas of interest. With professor Salam spoke and stressed the importance of physics in the country, the multiple recommendations were sent by leading physicists to dr. Murtaza and dr. Nayyar to established this symposium as the professional body of physicists. Both took up the responsibility to establish such kind of society, and on March 1990, the government approved the status of the society and got it registered the same year.

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  1. ^ "Pakistan Physical Society". Pakistan Physical Society (Press Directorate-General). Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pakistan Physics Society: Constitute and Objectives". Pakistan Physical Society. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Murtaza, Ghulam; Zhahour Ahmad (November 19–21, 1998). "Condense Matter Physics" (PDF). Seven National Symposium on Frontiers in Physics. 7. 7 (7): 2/3. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Frontiers in Physics" (PDF). 13 December 1988. Proceedings of the Second National Symposium on Frontiners in Physics. Retrieved 16 January 2012.