Abdul Qadeer Khan
Abdul Qadeeer Khan
Also see Abdul Qadeer Khan in the Wikipedia.
Role in Pakistan's Nuclear Capability in Brief
"Dr Khan played the key role in developing Pakistan's nuclear military capability, which culminated in successful tests in May 1998.
"Coming shortly after similar tests by India, Dr Khan's work helped seal Pakistan's place as the world's seventh nuclear power and sparked national jubilation.
"In March 2001 he was promoted to the inner circle of the country's military leadership as special science and technology adviser to President Pervez Musharraf.
"He was sacked from the position unceremoniously in January 2004 during the investigation.
"But revelations that he has passed on nuclear secrets to other countries have shocked and traumatised Pakistan." BBC, February 20, 2004.
- Bachelor of Science, 1960, University of Karachi
- Master of Science (Technology ), 1967, Delft Technological University of Leuven, Belgium
- Doctor of Science, University of Karachi, 1993
- Doctor of Science, Baqai Medical University, 1998
- Doctor of Science, Hamdard University, Karachi, 1999
- Doctor of Science, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, December 2000
Timeline & Affiliations
- Engineering Research Laboratories (ERL), Pakistan, 1976 (set uranium enrichment industrial plant)
- General Zia-ul-Haq, then president of Pakistan, renamed Engineering Research Laboratories, Kahuta, as, Dr Abdul Quadeer Khan Research Laboratories (KRL)
- Successful test firing of Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles, Ghauri 1, April 1998; Ghauri II, April 1999
- Fellow, Kazakh National Academy of Sciences (first Asian scientist with this honour)
- Fellow, Islamic Academy of Sciences
- Honorary Member, Korean Academy of Science and Technology
- President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 1997
- Member, Pakistan Institute of Metallurgical Engineers
- Member, Pakistan Institute of Engineers
- Member, Institute of Central and West Asian Studies
- Member, Institute of Materials, London
- Member, American Society of Metals (ASM)
- Member, Canadian Institute of Metals (CIM)
- Member, Japan Institute of Metals (JIM)
- Member, Executive Committee, GIK Institute of Engineering and Technology
- Member, Board of Governors, Hamdard University
- Member, Board of Governors, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology
- Member, Syndicate, Quaidi-I-Azam university, Islamabad
- Member, Board of Governors, International Islamic University, Islamabad
- Dr. A.Q. Khan Research Laboratories website.
- Abdul Qadeer Kahn News from around the world; (last dated February 14, 2004).
- dr.abdulqadeer.8m.net website.
- Prof. Abdul Qadeer Khan, ias-worldwide.org, undated.
- A.Q. Khan, Global Security, undated.
- "Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan - The Father of the Islamic Bomb," The Risk Report, Vol 1, No 6 (July-August 1995):5, Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control.
- Muhammad Najeeb, "Abdul Qadeer Khan loses official post," Indo-Asian News Service, January 31, 2004.
- "Abdul Qadeer Khan Admits Trading Nuclear Secrets. Former head of Pakistan's atomic weapons programme confesses on television that he traded nuclear secrets," Guardian/UK, February 4, 2004.
- Simon Jeffery, "Q&A: Pakistan's nuclear secrets," Guardian/UK, February 5, 2004.
- James Astill, "Why Dr Khan is still a superstar," Guardian/UK, February 6, 2004.
- Owais Tohid, "Pakistan and its proliferator. Musharraf pardons Khan, but US worries about spread of dirty-bomb expertise," Christian Science Monitor, February 6, 2004.
- "Pride of nation: Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan," PakTribune, February 8, 2004: "It was Muhammad Ali Jinnah who strived selflessly to achieve a land of peace for the Muslims of the Subcontinent. It was Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan who endeavoured selflessly to make defense of Pakistan impregnable--in the wake of debacle of 1971."
- "Pakistan denies giving N. Korea nuclear secrets. Charges it traded technology for missiles called ‘utter nonsense’," AP, February 9, 2004.
- Bernard Henri-Levy, "Abdul Qadeer Khan. We've not yet seen all the fallout from Pakistan's nuclear proliferation," OpinionJournal, February 17, 2004.
- Profile: Abdul Qadeer Khan, BBC, February 20, 2004: "Abdul Qadeer Khan, who has confessed to transferring nuclear technology to Iran and Libya, is regarded as a national hero for helping Pakistan become a nuclear state."
- [[Seymour M. Hersh], "The Deal. Why is Washington going easy on Pakistan's black marketers?," The New Yorker, March 1, 2004.
- "'Abdul Qadeer Khan not arrested, under strict vigil'," Indo-Asian News Service, April 27, 2004.
- Abdul Qadeer Khan: The Man Behind the Myth, Interview by Zeba Khan, yespakistan, dated about December 2001 and last modified March 13, 2003.
- "Father of Pakistani atomic bomb simply stole secret materials from Dutch firm," Pravda, May 5, 2004.
- Preetam Joshi, "Missing Nukes? Does Pakistan know how many Nukes it created under corrupt Abdul Qadeer Khan?," India Daily, September 21, 2004.