Pakistani nuclear hero Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan passes away at age of 85

Pakistani nuclear hero Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan passes away at age of 85

KARACHI – Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, often referred to as AQ Khan, passed away at the age of 85 in the country’s federal capital on Sunday.

Reports quoting sources cited that Khan, who earlier contracted novel coronavirus, breathed his last Sunday after his health deteriorated earlier today.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed speaking with a news channel said medical experts tried their best to save the life of a Pakistani hero but his health deteriorated. Some reports stated that he suffered hemorrhage after his lung collapsed.

Khan’s funeral prayers will be held at the Faisal Mosque at 3:30 pm today while his body has been moved from the hospital to his residence.

Khan, who is also considered as Mohsin-i-Pakistan, earlier requested the entire nation to offer prayers for his recovery from the ailment not a single government functionary had even made a telephone call to inquire about his health.

He was admitted to Khan Research Laboratories Hospital on August 26 after he tested positive for Covid-19. Later, he was shifted to a military hospital in Rawalpindi. The deceased also complained that neither Prime Minister Imran Khan, nor his cabinet members inquired after his health.