Dr Atta ur Rehman



Designation: Ex-Federal Minister
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Karachi University

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Dr. Atta ur Rehman Ex-Federal Minister and Ex-Chairman Of Higher Education Commission,Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-lmtiaz, Sitara-i-lmtiaz, Tamgha-i-lmtiaz. Professor Dr Atta-ur-Rehman was Advisor to the PM,Federal Minister and Chairman of Higher Education Commission. His rich portfolio also tells us much more about his designations, awards and honors. Nevertheless, he is a down-to-earth and humble soul. Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman signifies success and his personality exhibits brilliance. Eminence does radiate irrespective of class, creed and religion for the very nature of eminence allows it to stand out, always. Dr Atta-ur-Rehman carries himself with contentment and humbleness, thus revealing the gratification which he truly possesses. If we think of distinctions in academia, of professionalism at work, of honest struggle and of glory stretched out, the eminent figure of Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman presents itself as the complete personification of all these ideas. Academically, he has been really very sound right from the very early stage of his academia. He got 1st Position in O Levels his A Levels with flying colors he did his B. Sc (Hons) in Chemistry and secured 2nd Position. His appetite for knowledge and intellect always encouraged him to continue acquiring knowledge with a resolve so strong that he never gave in. He then did his MSc in Organic Chemistry from Karachi, in which he secured 1st Position and was placed in 1st Division (Year 1964). Finally he became Doctor Atta-ur-Rehman when he did his P.hD in Organic Chemistry from Kings College Cambridge University (Year 1968). The title of Thesis being: Synthetic Studies in the Indole Alkaloid Field (Supervisor: Dr. J. Harley Mason). The young boy made it. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman did his PhD at an age in which it is an honor, for sure. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman has over 761 publications in the fields of organic chemistry including 15 patents, 94 books and 59 chapters in books published by major U.S. and European presses and 508 research publications in leading internatinal journals. On the basis of his researches 68 students have been awarded Ph.D. degrees in various areas of chemistry. He remained Federal Minister for Science & Technology from 14th March, 2000 to Oct, 2002. He also remained Federal Minister (In-charge) Ministry of Education from July 2002 to Oct. 2002. He is also looking after Ministry of Science and Technology and Higher Education Commission. He has received the First Khwarazmi Prize after a competition between scientists of 57 Islamic countries. The prize was conferred on him by the President of Iran on 8th February, 1993. He was conferred the Award of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies in Hiroshima, Japan in 1997. ed this international honor.He is President of the Network of Academies of Sciences in the Countries of the Organization of Islamic Conferences (NASIC) (2004-present).

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nasir niazi ( al farwaniya,Kuwait) Monday, December 20, 2010 12:51:25 PM (MDT - USA)
i like to Doc Atta Urhman.and personaly thy are gold of pakistan and every thing of pakistan but some peoples disterb in work pakistan. plz the all of pakistan peoples thinking about the Doc Atta Urhman. again i say to all of pakistani peoples must be help in work Doc Atta Urhman.

Wajid ( Montreal,Canada) Friday, December 10, 2010 8:57:39 PM (MDT - USA)
Educated and honest poeple like Atta ur Rehman are the only solution for Pakistan to get rid of corruption and make Pakistan a real competitor of China and India.

fdf ( Montreal,Canada) Friday, December 10, 2010 8:54:31 PM (MDT - USA)
Dr. Attaur- Rehman is most prominant sccientist and scholars like can make Pakistan for whch we have dreamed and prayed to Allah, but very unfortunate that we also have leaders like Zardari, Nawaz Sharif and Asfandyar Wali.

nasir niazi ( al farwaniya.,Kuwait) Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:07:37 AM (MDT - USA)
i like to much for personal and for countreys but some lider in my pakistan nott good all of pakistani leder .plz thinking to the pakistan about.and pakistan is very back why the lidership is very dead. new genreation is coming in pakistan .old leader is seating in lonchair and wreading the news paper or must be going in mosq. just prayer just work only .for preayer

Mehboob ( karachi,Pakistan) Friday, August 21, 2009 2:58:04 AM (MDT - USA)
i just truly like Doctor atta ur rehman he is the one that enhance the feature of education in the history of Pakistan especially in the field of computer science ..he did a lot for the education of Pakistan.he is the man of red letter.He is simply admirable

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