Islamabad: The architect of Pakistan’s nuclear programme and renowned scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan was laid to rest at H-8 graveyard, Islamabad on Sunday.
Earlier funeral prayers of Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan was offered at Faisal Mosque in the federal capital.
High ranking military officials, civil administration and politicians attended the funeral prayers of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan.
A large number of public participated in the funeral prayers and in this regard district administration, FC and Rangers have arranged proper security arrangements.
In recognition of his outstanding services for the country and the nation, the government had announced a state funeral for him and as per a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior, the national flag of Pakistan shall fly at half-mast on Sunday.
Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, who was ill from some time, passed away today at the age of 85.
Dr Khan’s health started to deteriorate last night, after which he was brought to hospital in the morning. Doctors tried their best to save the scientist’s life, however, were unable to do so and he passed away.