The President of China, Xi Jinping, has conferred the highest scientific award of China to the famous Pakistani scientist Professor Dr Atta-ur-Rahman in the Great Peoples Hall in Beijing.
Professor Atta-ur-Rahman is the only Muslim scientist who has been honored with this prestigious award, “China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award.”
The spokesman of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK), said on Friday that the China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award for the year 2020 was conferred on Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman in recognition of his monumental contributions in the field of chemistry.
The president of China offered Professor Atta-ur-Rahman the award in a special ceremony held in the Great Peoples Hall in Beijing on Friday.
This top international award has previously been given to several leading scientists of the world, including the Nobel Laureates, Dr. Carlo Rubbia (Nobel Prize in physics, 1984) and Dr. Zhores I. Alferov (Nobel Prize in physics, 2000), the spokesman added.
China and Malaysia have also established major research centers in his name in recognition of his international eminence.