Mohsin-e-Pakistan and nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away on the morning of October 10.
Abdul Qadeer Khan was born on April 1, 1936 in the Indian city of Bhopal and received his early education there.
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan’s family migrated after independence in 1947 and settled permanently in Pakistan. He obtained a science degree from Karachi University in 1960 and then moved to Berlin, Germany to pursue higher studies.
In Berlin, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan enrolled at the Technical University, earning a Masters of Science from the University of Delft in the Netherlands and a Doctorate of Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Leuven in Belgium, and joined the Physical Dynamics Research Laboratory in Amsterdam.
He later returned to Pakistan in 1976 where he joined the Engineering Research Laboratories, which was renamed on May 1, 1981 by General Zia-ul-Haq as Dr. AQ Khan Research Laboratories.
Pakistan Nuclear Power
In response to India’s atomic bombing, Pakistan conducted a successful nuclear test in May 1998, overseen by Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, and thus confirmed on May 28 that Pakistan has now become a nuclear power.
AQ Khan mentioned many times that the nuclear program in our country was started by former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto which was later taken forward by various rulers.
Dr. AQ Khan’s institute under his leadership not only made the atomic bomb but also played an important role in the development of several small and medium range missiles for Pakistan, including the Ghauri missile, which can hit a distance of 1000 km.
Wife and children of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan
While living in the Netherlands, Mohsin Pakistan married a woman named Honey Khan, with whom he also has two daughters who are married.
Honors of Mohsin of Pakistan
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan was awarded 13 gold medals while he is the first Pakistani to be given 3 Presidential Awards. In addition, Abdul Qadir has written more than 150 scientific research articles.
In 1996, Karachi University awarded Abdul Qadir an honorary degree of Doctor of Science, while on August 14, 1996, President Farooq Leghari awarded Dr. Abdul Qadir Khan the highest civilian honor in Pakistan and then in 1989 he was awarded the Hilal Imtiaz.
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, who made Pakistan invincible, also formed an NGO called Sachet Sachet which is active in educational and other welfare activities.