Shura Hamdard pays tribute to Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan

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The members of Shura Hamdard Karachi Chapter paid glowing tributes to Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program in a monthly Shura Hamdard meeting held yesterday titled: “Seldom is the one with a true vision born in the garden,” to remember the accomplishments and national services of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, at Hamdard Corporate Head Office.

Mrs. Sadia Rashid, President Hamdard Foundation Pakistan also attended the meeting.  Dr. Qadeer was fondly remembered as a humanitarian and kind-hearted person with immense love for the nation and a devoted Pakistani patriot.

Speaker Justice (r) Haziq-ul-Khairi presided over the meeting. He said: “A strong-willed individual, founder of Pakistan’s nuclear and missile program, Dr. Qadeer’s contributions to Pakistan will always be etched in our memory. His sudden demise was a great loss to all of us.”

He recalled how the Muslim world was jubilant over Pakistan becoming the first Muslim country to acquire nuclear power status.

“Random strangers in Muslim countries were congratulating Pakistanis. Dr. Qadeer made such a remarkable moment of pride possible for all Pakistanis. For that we owed him gratitude,” he said.

Sultan Ahmed Chawla, a prominent business leader said: “Remembering Dr. Qadeer and his invaluable services to the nation as a nuclear scientist and a proactive social worker.

His vision and leadership will continue to guide us. He was a selfless, down-to-earth person and the epitome of wisdom and hard work.”

Abdul Haseeb Khan said: “Few Pakistanis in the 21st century enjoyed the kind of popular support and admiration experienced by Dr. Qadeer evidenced by the unanimous backing of the general public on his social work initiatives.

Born in Bhopal in 1931, Dr. Qadeer was a true Pakistani from his heart. He always encouraged patriotism in young people and genuinely believed Pakistan could be a superpower.

 

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