Staff Reporter Islamabad
Politicians of the country have expressed sorrow over sad demise of Pakistan’s nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. Government and Opposition members paid rich tributes and lauded the role of Dr Khan in nuclear program of the country
. Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed took to twitter to post an old picture taken with the nuclear scientist, praying for his forgiveness.
“May Allah provide patience to Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan’s relatives and those who are mourning his passing,” he added. President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif said that the passing of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is a huge loss for the country.
Opposition Leader of the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, in a tweet, said that today the nation has lost a true benefactor who served the motherland with heart and soul.
“His role in making Pakistan an atomic power remains central. May Allah shower his blessings on his soul”, he added. Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar prayed for Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan’s soul after hearing about his demise and said that he played a key role in making Pakistan invincible.
Defense Minister Parvez Khattak said he was deeply grieved over the news of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan passing, adding that “Pakistan will forever honor his services to the nation”.
“Nation is heavily indebted to him for his contributions in enhancing our defense capabilities” Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood heaped praise on the nuclear scientist, referring to him as the “pioneer of Pakistan’s nuclear program”.
“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,” he tweeted.
Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan’s death was a loss for the nation. Earlier, Pakistan’s nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, who was ill from some time, passed away on Sunday at the age of 86.