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Father of Pakistan’s nuclear program Abdul Qadeer Khan dies: State TV

Father of Pakistan’s nuclear program Abdul Qadeer Khan dies: State TV

Abdul Qadeer Khan, revered as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, has died at 85, state-run broadcaster PTV reported Sunday. The Pakistani atomic scientist, hailed as a national hero for making his country the world’s first Islamic nuclear power but regarded by the West as a dangerous renegade responsible for smuggling technology to rogue states,

Abdul Qadeer Khan, revered as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, has died at 85, state-run broadcaster PTV reported Sunday.

The Pakistani atomic scientist, hailed as a national hero for making his country the world’s first Islamic nuclear power but regarded by the West as a dangerous renegade responsible for smuggling technology to rogue states, died after being transferred to hospital with lung problems, PTV said.

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