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Islamabad: Pakistan named the Physics Department of Quaid e Azam University in Islamabad as Abdus Salam Center for Physics, after the only Pakistan Nobel Laureate Prof. Abdus Salam. Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on December 5 approved renaming of the Department after Prof. Salam, who was member of the minority Ahmediya Muslim community. A formal proposal to this effect will be placed before the President of Pakistan for issue of an order. The Government has also approved grant of five fellowship annuals to Pakistani students for PhD in the field of Physics through Higher Education Commission in reputed international universities. The programme has been named Professor Abdus Salam Fellowship. Salam shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution in the field of theoretical physics and became the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from a Muslim country.