ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was the only the government personality who attended the funeral prayers of Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan.
Sadly, Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi who were residing near Faysal Mosque Islamabad did not bother to attend the last recites of the Pakistani nuclear scientist.
This is not all, Chief Ministers of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan were also missing. CM Sindh was the only chief minister who travelled to Islamabad despite bad weather and attended the funeral prayers of Abdul Qadeer Khan.
Earlier funeral prayers of Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan was offered at Faisal Mosque in the federal capital.
In recognition of his outstanding services for the country and the nation, the government had announced a state funeral for him and as per a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior, the national flag of Pakistan shall fly at half-mast on Sunday.
Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, who was ill from some time, passed away today at the age of 85.
Abdul Qadeer Khan was considered the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program and is revered at home as a hero for building the Muslim world’s first atomic bomb.
Dr Khan’s health started to deteriorate last night, after which he was brought to hospital in the morning. Doctors tried their best to save the scientist’s life, however, were unable to do so and he passed away.