Saturday September 18, 2021

Dr AQ Khan’s health issue: JI submits resolution in NA over govt’s apathy

September 15, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Parliamentarian Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali on Tuesday submitted a resolution in the National Assembly over the Government’s lack of interest about the poor health of nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan who was tested positive for Covid-19.

The resolution, also signed by the PML-N MNA, Chaudhry Hamid Hameed, says that Dr Khan had been hospitalized since August 24 but none of the Government personality including the President, Prime Minister or any Cabinet member inquired after his health or visited him in the hospital.

“This House demands President, Prime Minister and heads of constitutional institutions to visit Dr Khan to inquire about his health,” the resolution. The House through a resolution also called for ending all restrictions imposed on the founder of the country’s nuclear programme and providing him best medical facilities. “We also demand that Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan should be given protocol and security,” the resolution further states adding that the nuclear scientist should also be given all the facilities as per law of the land and constitution.

The resolution also regrets that a piece of fake news regarding the death of Dr Khan was released on social media but neither the Government denied the same nor ordered any inquiry.