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LIVE – Huge crowd gathers for Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan’s funeral

ISLAMABAD – Tens of thousands of mourners gathered in Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque on Sunday for the funeral of the founder of Pakistan’s nuclear program Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan.

The venue for the burial of a national hero has recently changed and now he will be laid to rest at the graveyard in Sector G8 of the country’s federal capital.

Earlier, it was announced that Khan, who passed away this morning, will be buried in the courtyard of Faisal Mosque, however, his daughter later approached Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad and informed him about the family’s decision to bury AQ Khan at the G8 graveyard.

The authorities then changed the venue to the G8 graveyard where a large number of security personnel have been deployed for the funeral.

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