London, Sep.20 (ANI): In a chilling revelation, it has been disclosed that it was former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto who had asked disgraced nuclear scientist Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan to hand over the nuclear know-how's to Iran.
According to The Times, Qadeer had written a letter in which he had mentioned everything about how he was made a scapegoat in the nuclear proliferation controversy.
Qadeer had also sent a copy of the letter to his daughter, Dina, who is settled in London.
The letter contained intriguing details of Pakistan's nuclear programme and which Islamabad definitely did not wanted to reach the Western countries, as it could have then seriously impeded Pakistan's relations with the west.
"Probably with the blessings of BB (Benazir Bhutto) General Imtiaz (Benazir's defence adviser) asked... me to give a set of drawings and some components to the Iranians...The names and addresses of suppliers were also given to the Iranians," Qadeer said in his letter.
The letter also revealed that though former President General Pervez Musharraf showered praise on Qadeer in 2001, the former general didn't like him personally.
It has also been disclosed that China was the first customer for one of Pakistan's enrichment plants.
It may be noted that China itself had supplied Islamabad with large quantity of highly enriched uranium for two nuclear bombs in 1982.
"We put up a centrifuge plant at Hanzhong (250km southwest of Xian).The Chinese gave us drawings of the nuclear weapon, gave us 50kg of enriched uranium, gave us 10 tons of UF6 (natural) and 5 tons of UF6," the letter stated. (ANI)