Atta-ur-Rahman is President Network of Academies of Science of Islamic Countries (NASIC), former President Pakistan Acad. of Sciences. He is Fellow, Royal Society, London. Was Fed. Min. of Sci. and Techn., Education, Fed. Min./Chairman, Higher Edu. Commission and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Science, and Coord. Gen., COMSTECH. He has 1002 publ. in org. chem., incl. 724 res. publicatns., 37 international patents, 173 books published in USA/Europe and 68 chapters. Received hon. doct. degrees from various universities, incl. Cambridge, Coventry and Bradford (UK), AIT . Awards incl.: Nishan-, Hilal-, Sitara- and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan; Gr. Gold. Ehrenz. am Bande, Austria; UNESCO Science Prize; ; TWAS Medal Lecture. Elected Hon. Life Fellow, Kings College, Cambridge, and Ed. Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, Vol. 1-47 (Elsevier) and 8 Europ. chem. journals. Atta-ur-Rahman Inst. of Natural Products Discovery (RiND) at Universiti Teknologie Mara, Malaysia set up in his honour.