Pakistan lawmaker seeks probe into Musharraf-era nuke proliferation

Babar argued that it was impossible for any single individual to smuggle out huge centrifuge machines and other nuclear material without connivance and assistance of other players.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published:June 10, 2017 12:33 pm
Pervez Musharraf, musharraf, pakistan, pak, pakistan army, pakistan government, pak govt, pak army, army, governance, world news, indian express Pervez Musharraf ruled Pakistan till 2008 after toppling the government of Nawaz Sharif in 1999 to come to power.

A Pakistani lawmaker has called for “thorough investigations” into the country’s nuclear proliferation to Iran and North Korea during former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s regime. Pakistan Peoples Party senator Farhatullah Babar said yesterday that the father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme A Q Khan had been singled out for nuclear proliferation and demanded that the “entire network” be exposed.

Seeking “thorough investigations” into nuclear proliferation, Babar said 73-year-old Musharraf, in his book ‘In the Line of Fire’, concedes that several tonnes of nuclear material and drawings had been smuggled from Pakistan to Iran, Libya and North Korea. But only 81-year-old Khan was singled out for nuclear proliferation, he was quoted as saying by Dawn News.

Babar argued that it was impossible for any single individual to smuggle out huge centrifuge machines and other nuclear material without connivance and assistance of other players. He called for an inquiry into the matter and bringing to book all those involved in the scam. He said that the “entire network” should be exposed and insisted that it must include big names, the report said.

Babar’s demand came after Hafiz Hamdullah of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl asked during a Senate session why Khan’s name had not even been mentioned during Yaum-i-Takbeer celebrations on May 28. Hamdullah said that Khan was a national hero but had been degraded and insulted by Musharraf. Musharraf ruled Pakistan till 2008 after toppling the government of Nawaz Sharif in 1999 to come to power.

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    prem sobti
    Jun 10, 2017 at 7:16 pm
    Pathistan, the younger brother of India has a big difference: 1. It wants more of the property. It used force first to get more out of inhertance. 2. Created by people, who were second grade, from the elite cl whom British had selected due to their superior gulaami characteristics. No wonder they wanted the ancestral house be divided rather than live peacefully. 3. Disliking for peace, and love for hatred is so extreme, that they sold their soul and their children's future to Chinese debt. 4. They do not own POK or Gilgit-Baltic tan from heart, or even consider it as having same ancestral value as India. That's why they keep sel or giving part of it to China. 5. It chose to become the most violent and terror house in this world, siding with Shaitan. It hid Osama, proliferated nuclear weapons...and when it comes to international platforms it cries se that it is a victim of terrorism, and others should not listen to its elder brother. 6. Claims to be pure & truly Islamic.
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      Murthy
      Jun 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm
      Good analysis, supported by historical facts.
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      Damodar Biswal
      Jun 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm
      This unscrupulous n dirty military man is responsible for proliferation of nuclear weapons n should be hanged.
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        Hindusthani
        Jun 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm
        For this fugutiv sthani(porkisthan) ex-military chef wice Smug Dada Mafia Musharaf he not only involved nuclear smug and also money, Drugs, kanja, opieum, other stupifients and also human traffiquing etc., etc., Mushraf ru period he hide number one terrorist chief OSAMA BEN LADEN in sthan for more than 11 years and pla heavy double game drama to American and tha world that Osama wherabout nothing he knews? ? ? ? SEND MUSHARAFF TO WORLD JUSTICE COURT AND LODGE HIM JAIL FOR LIFE SENTENCE will be good for the world. sthanis always dangerous for the world Mushraf example ! ! ! ! Amdulillallaah.
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          Shafted mohammed
          Jun 10, 2017 at 2:50 pm
          This filthy creature was solely responsible for nuclear proliferation to all rogue states including North Korea. This dirty liar must be given a death sentence.
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