NPC condolence meeting pays rich tributes to Dr AQ Khan

Zubair Qureshi

Participants at a condolence reference organized by the Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) at the Aiwan-e-Quaid F-9 Park paid glowing tributes to the Founder and Father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme Dr AQ Khan and held that it went to his sole credit that today Pakistan’s defence is impregnable.

Chairman of the NPC Mian Muhammad Javed presided over the condolence meeting while former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Wazir Ahmed Jogezai, Member National Assembly (MNA) Mrs Farrukh Khan, ex-Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Kanwar Muhammad Dilshad and well-known scholar of Iqbaliyaat Prof Dr Ayub Sabir attend.

Poets Farkhanda Shamim, Wafa Chishti, Mazhar Rizvi and Ali Ahmed Qamar paid poetic tribute to Dr AQ Khan saying the Pakistani nation owed to his great scientific achievements.
Shahid Ali Taj, Ayub Alvi, Naeem Fatima Alvi, Amna Khanam, Sabeen Younas, Irfan Khan, Dr Afzal Babar and Muhammad Azam also attended the condolence meeting and expressed their unbounded love and association with Dr Khan.

Sajjad Cheema, a neighbour also remembered Dr Khan as a kind, loving and fatherly figure who had to bear many hardships for the sake of his country.

In his presidential address, Mian Muhammad Javed said Dr AQ Khan was not only a great scientist, he was a great human being and a deeply-rooted patriot.

A number of national and international powers have tried to make him on a controversial figure but they couldn’t succeed in taking away the feeling of love and devotion public had for him.

He always remained a hero of the masses, said Mian Muhammad Javed.
Dr AQ Khan was a patriot to the core and had unflinching faith in Pakistan’s prosperous future, he said.

Besides his services in nuclear field, AQ Khan also carried out a number of charity and philanthropic works setting up schools and hospitals across the country.

He also mentioned AQ Khan’s association with the NPC and its founder chairman Zahid Malik who always held AQ Khan in high esteem.

Dr Ayub Sabir said after Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal, Dr AQ Khan was the third greatest personality we felt proud of. Poet Anjum Khaliq who os also Director (Media) of the NPC conducted the proceedings of the condolence meeting.

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