Lahore : Nuclear scientist of Pakistan and former Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, passed away . Inna Lillah- e-wa- Inna- Elahe- Rajeune.
The first Atomic Explosions of May 28 and 30, 1998 were done under his supervision since he was the Chairman of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission to which he remained associated since its inception.
Dr. Ishfaq belongs to Lahore where he completed his education from Government College. It was in 1951 that he did his MSc with distinction with roll of honour.
In 1952, he began his career as a teacher at Government College, and later, went to Canada and obtained the Degree of Science from the University of Montréal. He worked in Research Laboratories in Denmark and France.
After his return to Pakistan, he joined Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission in 1960 being among the first scientists to have joined this Commission under the chairmanship of Dr. I.H. Usmani.
Dr. Ishfaq worked in different capacities and continuously for thirty one years, remained associated with the National Nuclear Programme.
He became its Chairman in 1991. He has published quality research papers in reputed Journals of national and international repute.
Only recently, he has been elected member of International Nuclear Energy Academy (INEA). His membership of this Academy is not only an honour for Pakistan but for the entire Islamic World as well.
He has been conferred with several awards including Sitara-i-Imtiaz; Hilal-i-Imtiaz and Nishan-i-Imtiaz.