Abdul Qadeer Khan
|Died||October 10, 2021 (aged 85)|
|Alma mater||Catholic University of Leuven |
Delft University of Technology
|Known for||Pakistani Nuclear Program|
|Awards||Hilal-i-Imtiaz (14-8-1989) |
Nishan-i-Imtiaz (14-8-1996 and 23-3-1999)
|Institutions||Khan Research Laboratories|
Abdul Qadeer Khan (Urdu: عبدالقدیر خان; April 1, 1936 – October 10, 2021) was a Pakistani scientist and metallurgical engineer. He was a controversial figure. He is thought by many people to be one of the pioneers of Pakistan's nuclear program. Others disagree and claim he is only an opportunist who abused his position to obtain personal benefits and make a lot of money[source?]. His middle name is occasionally spelt Quadeer, Qadir or Gadeer. His given names are usually abbreviated to A.Q..
Khan claimed he had Pashtun ancestry[source?]. However, his ancestors supposedly immigrated to India, during the reign of Afghan Emperor Shahabuddin Ghouri[source?] from the district of Ghour of present Afghanistan[source?]. He was born in Bhopal State in British India in 1936[source?]. His father Abdul Ghafoor Khan served in the Education Department, British India[source?], and after retirement, settled in Bhopal[source?].
References[change | change source]
- "Dr Abdul Qadeer disappointed with PM Imran for not inquiring after his health". Dawn. September 13, 2021.
- "Nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan passes away at 85 in Islamabad". Dawn. 10 October 2021.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Abdul Qadeer Khan.|
- AQ Khan, Samar Mubarmand talking on Pakistani Nuclear Program Archived 2008-07-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Samar Mubarakmand telling truth about AQ Khan Archived 2008-05-15 at the Wayback Machine