The renowned nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away at the age of 85, on Sunday (today).
Sources said that Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan was brought to KRL Hospital around 6 am where his condition deteriorated. Doctors tried their best to save the nuclear scientist but at 7:04 am he passed away.
As the news broke, the whole nation has come out to show condolences to the family of the departed and mourned the loss of “father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme”.
The Pakistani cricketers and politicians are also saddened by the news of the loss of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan.
Sad to learn about the death of our national hero and asset who dedicated his life for our country. His contributions made us stand proud and strong. Sir, you will always be remembered as #Mohsin-e-Pakistan and we will forever be indebted to you. Thank you, #DrAbdulQadeerKhan. pic.twitter.com/GuAMwurjk6— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) October 10, 2021
We have lost another gem and an unapologetic patriot. #Mohsin-e-Pakistan, a real life hero and savior of Pakistan. Our nation will never forget your contribution for the sake of our beloved country. May Allah ta’ala grant you highest place in Jannah, #DrAbdulQadeerKhan. pic.twitter.com/DScLtxghxV— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) October 10, 2021
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) October 10, 2021
In addition to his work on the nuclear programme, #DrAbdulQadeerKhan also played a key role in the establishment of GIK Institute. That alone has impacted tens of thousands of lives, and produced Pakistan’s best engineers. pic.twitter.com/6ReBM6yqpb
However, thé funeral prayers of the nuclear scientist will be offered at Faisal Masjid Islamabad at 3.30 pm in which the federal ministers and top military leadership besides the public will also be allowed to attend.
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan will be buried with full state honors in the premises of Faisal Masjid as per his will.