Funeral prayers of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan to be offered at Faisal Mosque, Islamabad today

Funeral prayers of Pakistan’s renowned nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan will be offered at Faisal Mosque, Islamabad at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday.

This was announced by Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad while briefing the media after chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Sunday.

The Minister said that high ranking military officers including chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, cabinet members, Speaker National Assembly and politicians will attend the funeral prayers of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. He said general public is also allowed to attend the funeral prayers. In this regard, the Minister said district administration, FC and Rangers have been directed to assure proper security arrangements.

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan will be buried with all-State Honors and national flag will fly at half-mast. He said the final decision of his burial rests with his family while we have made arrangements at Faisal Mosque as well as at H-8 graveyard.

The Minister also paid tribute to the services of country’s great scientist.