Pakistan nuclear scientist AQ Khan, at centre of proliferation scandal, dies

Pakistan nuclear scientist AQ Khan, at centre of proliferation scandal, dies

October 10, 2021 Off By
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Reuters

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) -Abdul Qadeer Khan, a Pakistani nuclear scientist who acknowledged being part of a nuclear proliferation ring, died on Sunday. He was 85. Khan was admitted to Khan Research Laboratories Hospital on Aug. 26 after testing positive for COVID-19 and was later moved to a military hospital in Rawalpindi, said the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan. “He was loved by our nation bec(ause) of his critical contribution in making us a nuclear weapon state,” Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Twitter. “For the people of Pakistan he was a national icon.” He was at the ce…

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