Father of Pakistan's Nuclear Programme Abdul Qadeer Khan Passes Away at 85, Reports Suggest
06:48 GMT 10.10.2021 (Updated: 09:07 GMT 10.10.2021)
© AP Photo / Anjum NaveedA Pakistani-made Shaheen-III missile, that is capable of carrying nuclear warheads, is on display during a military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 23, 2018
© AP Photo / Anjum Naveed
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The renowned Pakistani scientist considered the father of the nation's nuclear programme, Abdul Qadeer Khan, passed away due to collapsed lungs on 10 October at the age of 85, media reported.
The scientist was brought to the KRL Hospital in Islamabad after his health started deteriorating on Saturday night, Geo TV said.
According to sources, Khan was hospitalised after he experienced discomfort in breathing. However, his health took a turn for the worse when his lungs started bleeding, the news outlet added.
23 July 2020, 09:49 GMT
Abdul Qadeer Khan became a national hero after Pakistan conducted nuclear tests in May 1998, becoming the sole nuclear power in the Muslim world and the seventh country to possess nuclear weapons.