Nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan given state funeral, laid to rest in Islamabad


Nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away in Islamabad on Sunday morning at the age of 85. He was given a state funeral at Faisal Mosque before being laid to rest at the H-8 graveyard.

According to Radio Pakistan, he was admitted to a local hospital where his health deteriorated early morning.

PTV said that the nuclear scientist died after being transferred to a hospital with lung problems.

Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan

President Dr Arif Alvi said that he had personally known Dr. Khan since 1982..


“He helped us develop nation-saving nuclear deterrence, and a grateful nation will never forget his services in this regard,” he said.

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