Abdul Qadeer Khan, known widely as A. Q. Khan, is a Pakistani nuclear physicist and a metallurgical engineer, and the founder of the uranium enrichment program for Pakistan’s atomic bomb project. Khan founded and established the Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL) in 1976, serving as both its senior scientist and Director-General until his retirement in 2001. Khan was also an early and vital figure in other Pakistani national science projects, making major contributions in research on molecular morphology, the physics of martensite alloys, condensed matter physics and materials physics…
I am not a madman or a nut.
I am proud of my work for my country.
“People go out of their way to show the love and respect for me. It is very gratifying. “
Nation should be rest assured Pakistan is a safe atomic power. No one can cast an evil eye on it.
No money on earth can buy the love and affection that has been given to me by a grateful nation.
We have a safe and good command-and-control system. Nobody can take away any nuclear weapon from Pakistan.
We have to prepare our students so that they become able to face any challenge rising in any environment and anywhere in the world.
Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we’re trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.
We all avow to struggle for making this country a welfare state where everyone is allowed to spend life on the basis of social justice and where everyone can live in peace and honour.
I had no political background. That’s why PM Bhutto gave me the responsibility of the nuclear programme, and we acquired nuclear capability in a span of mere six years, which was a great milestone.
It is a dire need for our young scientists to be proficient in running and using their lab equipment rather than depending on their assistants or workers. Once they learn how to use every lab equipment, their scientific career is likely to progress smoothly.