A Q Khan denies correspondence with Washington Post

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Rawalpindi, Nov.20 (ANI): Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has denied reports about correspondencing with a Washington Post journalist.

According to reports, Dr. Khan submitted a statement to the Lahore High Court's Rawalpindi bench through his lawyer Ali Zafar, in which he denied interaction with any foreign journalists.

It may be noted that Khan had sensationally revealed that China had provided weapons-grade uranium, sufficient for making two atomic bombs, to Pakistan in 1982.

Dr. Khan said he had evidence regarding the transfer and that he could table the same in front of a court of law.

According to Dr. Khan's accounts in The Washington Post, the transfer of nuclear fuel was 'part of a broad-ranging, secret nuclear deal approved years earlier by Mao Zedong and Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto that culminated in an exceptional, deliberate act of proliferation by a nuclear power.

Khan said that Musharraf was ready to hand him over to the US, but was prevented from doing so, as then Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali refused to sign the 'exit orders'.

"The then Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali had himself confided that he was under severe pressure to sign my exit order, which he refused after taking the federal cabinet into confidence. Musharraf kept a C-130 plane ready to fulfil his nefarious designs," the newspaper had quoted him, as saying. (ANI)

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