Original title: Foreign media: Pakistan’s “father of nuclear bombs” died at the age of 85 Source: Reference News Network
Reference News Network reported on October 11 According to a report from AFP on October 10 in Islamabad, Pakistan’s “father of nuclear bombs” and regarded as a national hero Abdul Kadir Khan passed away on the 10th local time at the age of 85.
The report quoted Pakistan Television (PTV) as saying that Dr. Kadir Khan was very much loved in Pakistan. He was hospitalized in August because he tested positive for the new coronavirus, and then returned home. His health deteriorated on the morning of the 10th.
According to the report, Kadir Khan obtained the status of a national hero in May 1998. He oversaw the development of Pakistan’s first nuclear test.
According to reports, the death of Kadir Khan has caused grief throughout Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Twitter: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Kadir Khan.” He emphasized that this nuclear scientist is very much loved in Pakistan because he “made us a champion. Nuclear countries have made a key contribution.”
“For the people of Pakistan, he is a national icon.” Imran Khan added.
Pakistani President Arif Alvi said on Twitter that he was “deeply saddened” by the death of the scientist he had known since 1982. He said: “He helped us develop nuclear deterrence that is vital to the survival of the country. The country is grateful to him and will never forget his service.”
According to reports, the funeral of Dr. Kadir Khan was held at the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on the 10th. A few hours after announcing his death, an orange mechanical excavator began to prepare his cemetery, and his supporters rushed to the sixth largest mosque in the world.
The report pointed out that Dr. Kadir Khan was loved for allowing Pakistan to compete with India in the nuclear field. Any controversy in his career has not diminished his reputation in Pakistan. Some schools, universities and hospitals are named after him, and his portrait appears on posters, objects and websites. (Compile/Lin Xiaoxuan)
On October 10, 2021, local time, Islamabad, Pakistan, where a funeral was held for the famous Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Kadir Khan who had passed away, and a large number of people rushed to the scene. (Visual China)