What is Buraq?
A project to build the leaders of tomorrow, encourage in them a sense of initiative and enterprise, nurture their desire to give back and provide them with a safe space to experience science as it happens around them.
We started our journey in 1993, when the Buraq Planetary Society came into being. Dr. Shahid Mahmud, our Chairman, had very closely observed an Uzbek space camp, he came back home with the vision to form a society that focused on the exploration of space sciences. Along with our co-founder, Mr. Sameer Qureshi, the pair 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. Since its first space camp in 1994 in Murree, Buraq has since held 15 successful space camps with the collaboration of our Patron-in-Chief, the Pakistan Air Force. Buraq received almost immediate international recognition when it sent 3 of its members to the Uzbekistan Space Camp in 1994. Buraqians have been frequent participants in the National Science Talent Contents, and have also won accolades. They once again proved their mettle in 2017 at the Eisenhower Fellowship's Youth Leadership Program, where 3 Buraqians participated. Graduate Buraqians play a key role in the organization of the camps, creating a self-supporting team who understand the experience first-hand. In a true testament to Buraq values, Buraqians launched an Alumni Association (hyperlink to “Register as an Alumni” tab) through which Buraqians come together to serve (hyperlink to Facebook page ‘Cadets of Buraq’) the people of Pakistan.