Two middle-aged persons are sitting with the editor at the state news agency APP, Lahore office, and the one in casual wear is speaking in a loud and clear voice.
“This is not an ordinary feat, at all. Only 20 persons or works have been shortlisted from among 1.6 million entries, and two of those are from Pakistan,” he said proudly. The organisers shortlisted them from 190 countries of the world as the most impactful persons/ works of the decade, through clear and well-defined criteria. Based upon the Impact Hallmarks© criteria, the final titles of the two decades were revealed on Jan 10, 2021. An online opinion poll continued till January 25, 2021, for the global audience on www.impacthallmarks.org, to vote and pick out the ‘Person of the Decade’, the suited man, later identified as Lt. Col. (Rtd) Azhar Saleem, senior coordinating officer at the SAARC-ASEAN Post-Doctoral Academia, explained.
“One of those shortlisted from Pakistan is great humanitarian Bilquis Edhi, who does not need any introduction, and the second one, a researcher of the international calibre, is sitting here right now,” he points towards the other man, sitting beside him.
This was the writer’s first interaction with Qadhi Prof. Aurangzeb Al Hafi, a university teacher, a biologist, a polymath, arch-researcher and a real asset to Pakistan. The 48-year-old is a multidisciplinary scientist, currently engaged as the P.I. (Principal Investigator) for post-doctoral research works at the Asia-Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia (AOPDA), as well as several reputed universities of Asia, including the Punjab University Lahore.
The researcher was at the state news agency offices to receive a copy of a video clip, made by an APP reporter, when he, as the principal discoverer, had performed the first experimentation of exposing plasma and other object-testers to approximately 1.2 Tesla at an altitude of over 4,000ft from the ground level.
“The experiment was performed on a female rabbit in the air, and the results produced by it were declared a ground-breaking discovery by the scientists the world over,” the professor tells Cutting Edge. The phenomenon, called Magneto-Hydro-Tropism (MHT), would have broad-spectrum and far-reaching impacts on multi-spheric segments of basic as well as applied sciences, experts believe.
The scientific discovery provided a nucleic framework by laying the very core conceptual foundations of an entirely new orbit-realm in high energy physics, and that was why the international organisation, Impact Hallmarks, selected the scientific revelation due to its impact extending far beyond decades. Dr. Hafi is confident that the research has opened new horizons in the fields of physics, chemistry, space sciences, medicine, biology, electronics, environmental sciences and a host of associated sciences. He believes the study would help control neurons and prevent pregnancy-related issues.
The research results surprised scientists from the neighbouring country that a “mullah” had left them far behind in the field despite limited resources, the bearded professor, who originally hails from Gujranwala, says in a lighter vein.
A three-day scientific confab titled ‘1st South Asian Interdisciplinary Scientific Confab on MHT Discovery’ was also held in Sri Lanka. Over 300 experts of relevant disciplines from various countries, including the UK, the USA, participated in the event. The other two impactful scientific revelations of Prof. Hafi, shortlisted by the Impact Hallmarks for presenting before the world audience for voting, included IRT Model of Terato-kinetics, and COVID-19 risk reduction annotation broadsheet schematic overview.
Admitting that the scientific revelations are too technical and difficult to understand, Prof. Hafi tries to explain. He says his research pursuit was the historic commencements of ‘IRT Trans-referential Research Model of Iatro-Teratogenicity’ and ‘Trans-positional theory of Embryonic Iatrogenesis and Terato-Kinetics’ in the basic enquiry-realms of pre-birth and post-birth child-disability prevention.
The Embryonic-Iatrogenesis Causality (EIC) Trove-sheet, in fact, investigated linkage between certain medications and multiple forms of disabilities among newborn as well as unborn babies. The term ‘iatro-teratogenesis’ or the iatro-teratogenicity, refers to the deadly spectacle-manifestations and pandemic outbreaks of ‘irrational medications’ that are administered during pregnancy or in lactation periods.
Dr. Hafi says that despite huge developments in medical measures, like vaccine-inoculations, and their massive encroachments, the past 45 years have witnessed an enormous rise in complexities of pre-birth as well as post-birth disabilities. New types and forms of structural as well as functional abnormalities have appeared on the medical scene.
Dr. Hafi says most of the prevalent drug-formulations are predominantly based on complex chemical-compositions, which, essentially, do pose serious threats to the physio-chemical synchrony of fetal tissues – thus, eventually leaving the baby on severe vulnerabilities of life-long disabilities – both, structural as well as functional.
Not only are these embryonically ‘non-compatible’ hefty drug-formulations hard to be absorbed by the fetal tissues, but also their chemical structures remain intransigently tough enough to be broken down and processed by the fetal cells in the same time-frame and interval-break-intermissions, as those of the mother’s body-cells.
“Such drugs and chemical-compositions must be brought under strict international legislation, in order to safeguard the lives of massive proportions of unborn babies, that are prone to predisposal of detrimental devastations,” pleads the researcher.
Prof. Aurangzeb Hafi says while the IRT Model of Terato-kinetics has proved the adverse effects of drugs on newborn and unborn babies beyond any doubt, now the collective conscience of the world should come forth to raise voice for those who can’t raise their voice for themselves. The researcher believed, if the study recommendations implemented in letter and spirit, will directly impact over 687-796 million disabled persons of the world.
Dr. Hafi served as the head of several projects concerning the disabled population during Tsunami-2004, and maintained liaisons with the UN and other agencies concerned.
As far as COVID-19 risk reduction schematic overview is concerned, the professor says, the methodological and propositional research-schema centred annotation-broadsheet, which encompassed the condensed schematic way out overview in a brief and engrossed graphic representation. The annotation-broadsheet was presented from his workstation in Pakistan on March 23, 2020, for academic considerations.
After a thorough analysis and experts’ opinion on the subject, AZH Model of COVID-19 risk reduction, along the broadsheet, was aired by the midnight of March 24, 2020.
Prof. Aurangzeb Hafi, who earned his PhD degree from the Commonwealth Institute’s Asian Chapter at Colombo South Govt. General University & Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka (1993-97), is also credited for being the first to identify the ‘teratogenic effect’ of the toxic-remnants in subsoil water, posed over by ecologically non-compatible modern sewage and drainage systems. They leave heavy toxic-remnants for under-groundwater reserves, especially in Asian and African countries, where there exist no regulatory measures concerning eco-sustainability and essential environmental protection.
Being the principal investigator of SAARC Sector’s Academic Alliance on Sub-soil Hydro-toxicological Study, Prof. Hafi demonstrated stark indications on the situation, which have been recognised at the UN level.
According to his profile, available at the SAARC-ASEAN Post-Doctoral Academia, Prof. Aurangzeb Al Hafi is ranked 5th amongst 17,921 researchers in WMUC’s Century Roll of Merit, 3rd out of 1,762,731 in area specialty researchers, and second among 63,971 in multi-disciplinary post-doctoral segment-dominions of 139 countries in the combined-colloquia taxonomy indexing of international Postdoc CRIF ranking tapestry. He has earned a singular reputation of Pakistani academia at the international level.
Prof. Hafi also holds a progressive list of at least over a dozen distinguished firsts. He was virtuously responsible for evolving the first comprehensive design-schema for post-Disaster Epidemiological Susceptibilities & Pandemic Outbreak’ (Post-DESPO) appraisals for catastrophic situations.
The Pakistani scientist has distinctively been depicted and featured in over 347 internationally reputed chronicles, journals, testimonial, and high ranked institutional reference circulars including the UN reference archives, ‘Who’s Who in the World’ (Edition 2006, Marquis, USA), Tri-annial Postdoc Gazette (2013-2016), Dictionary of International Biographies (Edition 2008 I.B.C. Cambridge, England.), the Oxford Blue Book and numerous other mentionings.
Prof. Hafi holds a plentiful list of distinct honours and laurels. He was awarded 11 regional and nine international awards including ‘the Century Merit Award’ (Co-recipient with former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
He has attended dozens of international conferences across the world, given scientific demonstrations and research orientations to reputed institutions including those at UNESCO, WHO, the Commonwealth Institute (CWI), National University of Singapore (NUS), Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), University of the Punjab (PU), Pakistan Institute of Physics (PIP), Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) and University of Karachi.
Dr. Hafi has only one aim in his life: to keep raising voice for the voiceless, the unborn and newborn babies to keep them safe from disabilities. He regrets that hundreds of medicines, which are banned in developed countries, like Britain, the USA, Switzerland, Japan, etc., are being supplied to the poor countries, and being administered to pregnant women and lactating mothers, in criminal connivance of pharmaceutical companies and medical professionals. “Who’s responsible if such women give birth to mentally or physically disabled children,” asks the researcher.
Prof. Aurangzeb Al Hafi says he feels pain when Pakistan is painted on the world horizon as a nation where only terrorists are born, where the ruling elite launder money and where the poor are destined only to die helplessly. He wants to rid the country of all negative perceptions attached with it currently. Dr. Hafi wants to establish Pakistan’s name as a country in the comity of nations, where high quality research is conducted, and where sharp brains are ready to lead the world in the disciplines of education and scientific inventions in the years to come.