Islamabad, 10 October 2021 (GNP): Thd Father of the nuclear bomb Pakistan, Abdul Qadeer Khan, passed away today, leaving the nation in grief. He was unwell and hospitalized and died at the age of 85.
In the afternoon, he was given a state funeral at Faisal Mosque, Islamabad. AQ Khan’s coffin was covered in Pakistan’s flag.
The President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureishi, other ministers and famous personalities tweeted about this national loss.
He is regarded as a national hero for Pakistanis because it was Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan because of whom any Islamic country was able to gain the title of “Nuclear Weapon State”.
Early Life of Dr. Abdul Qadeer:
The pride of nation, Abdul Qadeer Khan was among those who migrated to Pakistan on its formation. He was born in 1936 in India.
He studied at St. Anthonys High School, Lahore Cantt and D. J. Science College of Karachi. In his college, he studied Physics and Mathematics.
In 1960, AQ Khan went to the University of Karachi and got his B.Sc. degree in physical metallurgy. He was a student of well-known Pakistani- American Scientist D. J. Science College of Karachi.
Career of Dr. AQ Khan:
The Father of Pakistan Nuclear Power did his first work as inspector of weight and measures. In 1970, he moved to the Netherlands. He worked at the nuclear plant; his talent in his field made him famous
4 years later, on his return to Pakistan, he served his skills for Pakistan’s nuclear program. The atomic program of Pakistan was led by him for about 25-years.
He also served in developing and re-shaping Pakistani’s national space agency, the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) especially in the 1990s.