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Musharraf pardons A Q Khan

February 05, 2004 15:45 IST
Last Updated: February 05, 2004 21:59 IST

A Q KhanActing on the recommendation of the cabinet, Pakistan's President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Thursday pardoned the father of the country's nuclear bomb Abdul Qadeer Khan, a day after the latter publicly admitted leaking sensitive nuclear know-how to Iran, Libya and North Korea, a local TV channel reported.

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Earlier in the day, the cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali, had recommended that the president pardon Khan.

The metallurgist had on Wednesday met Musharraf and admitted leaking nuclear technology and sought forgiveness.

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Sub: It's all a sham

It's all a big cover up. All this confession, asking for pardon and granting it, is all a cover up. Dr Khan took it upon ...

Posted by Impostor

Sub: It was a trade off

Hi All ! I feel that in the closed door meeting that Musharraf had with Khan, He must have asked Khan to accept the charges ...

Posted by Rahul

Sub: India and Mia Musharraf

Musharaff's act of pardoning A Q Khan for selling nuclear secrets to North Korea and Iran, comes as no surprise, as basically it is a ...

Posted by dayanandnene

Sub: Fooling the world

Fantastic ! The world ( US ) will certainly accept this sincere apology and reward pakistan further.

Posted by Dr. Pravin

Sub: Pardon A Q Khan??

Pakistanis are showing their basic instincts once more. Do they realise the extent of damage his actions have caused?? I hope Mr. Bush is watching ...

Posted by Ashish


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