Revisiting the abandoned legacy of Dr Abdus Salam

Published July 30, 2012
Muhammad Shahzad visits the empty house of Professor Abdus Salam.
Muhammad Shahzad visits the empty house of Professor Abdus Salam.
Local residents offer prayers at the grave of Professor Abdus Salam.
Local residents offer prayers at the grave of Professor Abdus Salam.
Boys look at a signboard hangs outside the house of Professor Abdus Salam in the town of Jhang.
Boys look at a signboard hangs outside the house of Professor Abdus Salam in the town of Jhang.
A worker cleans the portrait of Professor Abdus Salam at the state-run school where he received his early education.
A worker cleans the portrait of Professor Abdus Salam at the state-run school where he received his early education.
A resident visits the house of Professor Abdus Salam.
A resident visits the house of Professor Abdus Salam.
A photograph shows Professor Abdus Salam receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden on December 10, 1979, is displayed at the government college where professor Salam taught in Lahore.
A photograph shows Professor Abdus Salam receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden on December 10, 1979, is displayed at the government college where professor Salam taught in Lahore.
Local residents visit the empty house of Professor Abdus Salam.
Local residents visit the empty house of Professor Abdus Salam.
A boy draws water through a hand pump near the house of Professor Abdus Salam.
A boy draws water through a hand pump near the house of Professor Abdus Salam.
A vendor sells snacks outside a state-run school where Professor Abdus Salam received his early education in the town of Jhang.
A vendor sells snacks outside a state-run school where Professor Abdus Salam received his early education in the town of Jhang.
A worker cleans the portrait of Professor Abdus Salam at the state-run school where he received his early education.
A worker cleans the portrait of Professor Abdus Salam at the state-run school where he received his early education.

A two-room bungalow, the birth place of Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam, today stands empty, testament to the indifference, bigotry and prejudice surrounding the country’s greatest scientist. — Photos and text by AFP

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