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CII decries naming QAU physics centre after Dr Abdus Salam


Chairing the last session as the head of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Thursday, Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani decried the proposal to rename the Quaid-i-Azam University’s (QAU) physics centre after Professor Abdus Salam.The council discussed the proposal after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif forwarded a summary to President Mamnoon Hussain of his approval to rename the National Centre for Physics at QAU the “Professor Abdus Salam Centre for Physics”. Addressing a press conference after the council’s meeting, the CII chairman said changing the department’s name would not set the right precedent. “We have concerns over the change of its [physics centre’s] name as it was earlier named to honour Dr Riaz,” said Sherani, but declined to offer any reason for the opposition.

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