Abdul Qadeer Khan

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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

Honorary Degrees

  • 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


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