Pakistan mourns the demise of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan!
Mohsin e Pakistan, father of Pakistan’s nuclear program Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away on Sunday morning after his health deteriorated.
Dr. Khan, 85, was brought to the hospital in an emergency on Saturday night as his health deteriorated, however, he couldn’t survive as his lungs collapsed.
Pakistan mourns the demise of the renowned nuclear scientist, who played an important role in making Pakistan a nuclear power. His services for the defence of the country will be remembered for a long time.
Following the sad news of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan’s demise, condolences and tributes are pouring in on social media.
Defence Minister Pervez Khattak in a tweet said that he was “deeply grieved” over his passing and called it a “great loss”.
“Pakistan will forever honour his services to the nation! The nation is heavily indebted to him for his contributions in enhancing our defence capabilities,” he wrote.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ— Pervez Khattak (@PervezKhattakPK) October 10, 2021
Deeply grieved at the sad demise of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. Great loss! Pakistan will forever honor his services to the nation! Nation is heavily indebted to him for his contributions in enhancing our defence capabilities.
Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed shared an old picture taken with the atomic scientist in a tweet and prayed for his forgiveness.
“May Allah provides patience to Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan’s relatives and those who are mourning his passing,” he said.
ڈاکٹر عبدالقدیر خان کے انتقال پرگہرے دکھ اورغم کا اظہار— Sheikh Rashid Ahmed (@ShkhRasheed) October 10, 2021
اللہ تعالی محسن پاکستان کو جنت الفردوس میں اعلی ترین مقام عطا فرمائے۔
اللہ تعالی ڈاکٹر عبدالقدیر خان کے سوگواران اور لواحقین کو صبر عطا فرمائے –#drabdulqadeerkhan pic.twitter.com/yqpvg0nhal
Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar in a tweet said Dr. Khan had played an important role in making the country “invincible”. He also offered prayers for the deceased.
پاکستان کو نا قابل تسخیر بنانے میں ڈاکٹر عبدالقدیر خان نے کلیدی کردار ادا کیا. اللہ ان کو جنت الفردوس میں اعلیٰ مقام عطا فرمائے.— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) October 10, 2021
Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood in a tweet said, “Sad to learn of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan’s death. He was a pioneer of Pakistan’s nuclear program and contributed immensely to our security. May his soul RIP.”
Sad to learn of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan’s death. He was a pioneer of Pakistan’s nuclear program and contributed immensely to our security. May his soul RIP— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) October 10, 2021
ڈاکٹر عبدالقدیر خان کی رحلت پر پوری قوم افسردہ ہے، پاکستان کیلئے ان کی خدمات ان گنت ہیں۔۔۔ خدا غریق رحمت کرے آمین— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 10, 2021
Former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar in her tweet said, “Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan is no more. A hero who made Pakistan invincible has left us May Allah bless him highest rank in Jannah. He was not only a true National Hero of Pakistan, he was a hero of the whole Muslim nation.”
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون۔— Hina Rabbani Khar (@Hina_RKhar) October 10, 2021
Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is no more.
Hero who made Pakistan invincible has left us💔
May Allah bless him highest rank in Jannah. He was not only a true National Hero of Pakistan, he was a hero of whole Muslim nation.#DrAbdulQadeerKhan pic.twitter.com/u2KCPJZNut
Reactions continue to pour in on social media:
انا للّٰہ وانا الیہ راجعون— Farrukh Habib (@FarrukhHabibISF) October 10, 2021
ایٹمی سائنسدان ڈاکٹر عبدالقدیر خان کے انتقال کی خبر سن بہت افسوس ہوا۔ پاکستان کے دفاع کو ناقابل تسخیر بنانے میں ان کے کردار کو ہمیشہ یاد رکھا جائے گا۔
دعا ہے اللہ تعالی ان کی مغفرت فرمائے اور جنت میں ان کو اعلی مقام عطافرمائے۔آمین pic.twitter.com/w2X46yV0O2