1. Pervez Musharraf autobiography’s nuke technology disclosure embarrassed Pakistan: Foreign Office

Pervez Musharraf autobiography’s nuke technology disclosure embarrassed Pakistan: Foreign Office

Pakistan's Foreign Office has said that the disclosure made by retired President General Pervez Musharraf in his 2006 autobiography that Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan transferred sensitive nuclear material to North Korea was a big embarrassment for the country.

By: | Islamabad | Published: August 12, 2017 3:05 PM
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Pakistan’s Foreign Office has said that the disclosure made by retired President General Pervez Musharraf in his 2006 autobiography that Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan transferred sensitive nuclear material to North Korea was a big embarrassment for the country. Briefing the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee on Friday, representatives of the Foreign Office were quoted by the Dawn, as saying that Pakistan had to then accept that a disclosure had been made and give a standard response that it was firmly against nuclear proliferation.

A senior officer of the Foreign Office was quoted, as saying that the response was viewed internationally with scepticism and disbelief. The Foreign Office reply came in response to a question by Senator Farhatullah Babar as to what was North Korea’s official reaction to Pervez Musharraf’s revelation in his memoir, In the Line of Fire, that a clandestine proliferation network operating from Pakistan had transferred nearly two dozen centrifuge machines, a flow meter and some special oils to North Korea.

“Had such an irresponsible disclosure been made by a civilian minister or a bureaucrat, he would have been sent to the gallows, but Musharraf got away with it because he was a general,” Senator Farhatullah observed. The official reaction to Pervez Musharraf’s disclosures would help this committee better understand “the nature and depth” of Pakistan-North Korea relations, he added.

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    SL DUA
    Aug 12, 2017 at 10:19 pm
    The Western countries ,all, helped Pakistan in acquiring nukes to tie down India. These rogue western countries knew at every stage of Nuke materials and machinery being transferred to other countries including North Korea. From N. Korea, Pakistan got missiles and missile technology in return. But the State of Pakistan was bailed out by USA by shifting the entire blame on Dr. A.Q.Khan. USA is now bearing the fruits of its own nuclear misdeeds. After USA, China became the mentor of Pakistan. NOW, China, Pakistan North Korea are a team of nuclear ROGUES exchanging nuclear material, machinery technology among themselves. All these things are an open secret. Western countries just pretend ignorance in their own larger strategic interests.
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    Pranab
    Aug 12, 2017 at 9:58 pm
    All senior leaders of Pakistan speak the truth about India after they find a safe place to stay for the rest of their life. This is nothing new.
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    Lal
    Aug 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm
    Pakistan has confirmed that it is a rogue state spreading nuclear technology for ulterior motives. On the one hand it gets aid from US and on the other is friendly with rogue states.
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    Pulak Ghosh
    Aug 12, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    We Indians always knew the cat would come out of the box..
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