Funeral prayer of Dr Ishfaq Ahmed offered
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The funeral prayer of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission former chairman Dr Ishfaq Ahmed was offered at H-11 Graveyard, Islamabad on Sunday.
Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, civil, military leadership and people belonging to different walks of life participated in the funeral prayer.
Dr Ashfaq Ahmad was born in Gurdaspur on 3 November 1930. He got early education from Pakistan directorate degree college Canada. He was one of the main force behind nuclear tests on 28 May 1998.
He served and helped Pakistan produce atomic energy, electricity and helped in agriculture sector as well. He was given Sitara-e-Imtiaz by Benazir Bhutto in 1989, Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 1995 and Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1998.
He passed away at the age of 87 and left behind his widow, 2 sons and grandchildren.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi lauded the pivotal role of late Dr Ishfaq Ahmad in the development of Pakistan’s nuclear capability and making the defense of our motherland impregnable.
He said every Pakistani was indebted to Dr Ishfaq Ahmad for his selfless services.
The prime minister expressed heartfelt sympathies for the bereaved family and said the entire nation shares their grief and loss.
A wreath was also laid at the grave of Dr Ishfaq Ahmad Khan on behalf of the prime minister.