Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, a Pakistani atomic physicist and metallurgical engineer, the man considered the ‘father of Pakistan’s nuclear program’, died at the age of 85 after being hospitalized with severe COVID-19, news in Pakistani media said.
Abdul Qadeer Khan’s state funeral was held on Sunday at the Faisal Mosque, in the country’s capital, Islamabad. Thousands of mourners attended the funeral, including General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the chief of staff of the Pakistan Army, and the funeral was held in the rain.
It is Prof. Dr. Al-Ghazali after 3:00 p.m., including the Minister of the Interior, Minister of Aviation, Minister of Information, Minister of Revenue, other MPs, Cabinet members and military leaders.
Khan suffered from many ailments, but his health failed when he was injured. Corona virus, which the doctors said was the cause of his death. Flags were lowered as the government declared a day of mourning for his death, plunging the nation into mourning. In many cities, funeral prayers are offered for khans. Dr Khan is hailed as a national hero in the Islamic Republic for making it a nuclear-armed country, but is seen as a villain by many in the West. But Khan is also known to have transferred atomic secrets to countries like Iran and North Korea.
In 2004, at the request of America, the Pakistani authorities included Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan in prison. He was released in 2009, but his movements in and out of the country are still restricted by local security forces. In addition, the United States Department of State said that year that Mr. Abdul Qadeer operated a global nuclear propaganda and operations network that provided a one-stop shop for countries seeking to develop atomic devices.
In addition, Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Union ministers, opposition leaders and army chiefs expressed their condolences in their various messages on Khan’s death and expressed their interest in the contribution of scientists atomic makes Islam Islam. . The Republic of Pakistan is a “nuclear power”. Imran Khan said Pakistan has lost its “national icon”.
Pakistan’s Information Minister Syed Fawad Chaudhry said that Dr Khan’s work will be remembered in the country and his contribution to building national security.
Ali Alizadeh, the former Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, called Khan’s death a great loss for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the scientific world.