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Pakistan’s Nuclear Scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan Passed Away at 85

Pakistan: Pakistan’s nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away Sunday morning after his health condition deteriorated Saturday night.

According to the media, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan experienced discomfort in breathing after which he was brought to the hospital and his health condition deteriorated during observation and treatment his lungs collapsed, and passed away at KRL hospital Sunday morning.

Abdul Qadeer Khan was born on 1 April 1936 in Bhopal, a city than in the erstwhile British Indian princely state of Bhopal State, and now the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. His family is of Orakzai (a Pashtun tribe) origin. His father, Abdul Ghafoor, was a schoolteacher who once worked for the Ministry of Education, and his mother, Zulekha, was a housewife with a very religious mind.

Abdul Qadeer Khan, known as A. Q. Khan, was a Pakistani nuclear physicist and metallurgical engineer who is colloquially known as the “father of Pakistan’s atomic weapons program”.

Pakistan president Mr. Arif Alvi, condoles the death of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan as

Deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. Had known him personally since 1982. He helped us develop nation-saving nuclear deterrence, and a grateful nation will never forget his services in this regard. May Allah bless him.

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