PM felicitates Pakistan-American scientist

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday felicitated Ms. Nergis Mavalvala, a Pakistani American Astrophysicist, for being part of the team of scientists who have recently detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time that had been hypothesized by Physicist Albert Einstein a century ago.

The Prime Minister said that Ms. Mavalvala, Professor of Astrophysics at Massachusetts Institute of  Technology, was indeed a source of inspiration for Pakistani scientists and students aspiring to become future scientists.

The entire nation is proud of her valuable contribution, the Prime Minister added.

The Prime Minister also directed the Ministry of Science and Technology to devise a framework within a span of one week to facilitate Pakistani scientists in their scientific pursuits.