What is Buraq?
Buraq Planetary Society was initiated in 1993. Buraq's first accomplishment was that of immediately receiving international recognition by sending three of its members to the Uzbekistan Space Camp. In 1994, Buraq held its first Pakistani Space Camp in Murree and has held nine camps since then. Graduate Buraqians play a key role in the organization of Space Camps, creating a self-supporting hierarchy of individuals who understand the Buraq experience firsthand.
Dr Shahid Mahmud, the Chairman of Buraq, originally came up with the idea of forming a society that focused on the exploration of space sciences. Along with co-founder Sameer Qureshi, they studied and adapted the Space Camp pattern that already existed in Uzbekistan and integrated that into what came to be known as the Buraq Space Camp.
Buraq Planetary Society is a CSR project of Interactive Group of Companies (www.iacgrp.com) and our Patron-in-Chief is the Pakistan Air Force.
Dr Shahid Mahmud is one of the leading telecommunication experts in Pakistan. He is the CEO of Interactive Communications and has been on the board of directors of companies such as Paktel, Askari Bank and Indus Vision. Sameer Qureshi completed his Bachelors in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and his Masters from Stanford University. He is currently working at Intel.