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Pakistan's Eminent nuclear scientist Qadeer Khan passes away

International Desk
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Pakistan's renowned nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan is dead (Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un). He died at a hospital in Islamabad on Sunday morning.

Pakistani media Dawn quoted Radio Pakistan as saying.

Dr Abdul Qadir Khan was recently admitted to the hospital with lung problems.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his feelings in a tweet, "Deeply saddened by the passing of Dr A Q Khan. He was loved by our nation bec of his critical contribution in making us a nuclear weapon state. This has provided us security against an aggressive much larger nuclear neighbour. For the people of Pakistan he was a national icon. He will be buried in Faisal Mosque as per his wishes. My condolences & prayers go to his family."

Pakistan's President Arif Alvi said in a tweet, "Deeply saddened to learn about the passing of 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."

Many, including Pakistan's opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif and Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, tweeted condolences over the death of the veteran scientist.

Born in 1936 in Bhopal, India. Qadeer Khan migrated to Pakistan with his family during the partition in 1947.

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