Pakistan’s nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away on Sunday at the age of 86.
Khan, who was ill for some time, was considered the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program. He was revered to as a hero for building the Muslim world’s first atomic bomb.
Last night, Khan’s health started to deteriorate. He was later taken to hospital in the morning.
Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed expressed sorrow over the sad news, lauding his role in the country’s nuclear program.