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Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan dies at 85

Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistani nuclear scientis, died on Sunday at the age of 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.”

Prime Minister Khan, who is not said the scientist would be buried at Islamabad’s Faisal mosque, according to his wishes.

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