Abdul Qadeer Khan, ‘father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb’, dies aged 85

Abdul Qadeer Khan, a controversial figure revered as the “father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb”, has died at 85, authorities said on Sunday, having been hospitalised with Covid-19.The atomic scientist was hailed as a national hero for transforming his country into the world’s first Islamic nuclear power, but regarded by the West as a dangerous renegade responsible for smuggling technology to rogue states.He died after being transferred to the KRL Hospital in Islamabad with lung problems, state-run…


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