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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:00 AM

AQ Khan: Father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb jumps into politics

Source: Christian Science Monitor

AQ Khan, lauded by many Pakistanis for giving the country the bomb, has launched a political movement targeting the youth vote. He has been accused of selling nuclear secrets to North Korea and Iran.

The father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb has launched a political party, which plans to participate in the next presidential election slated for early 2013.

Abdul Qadeer Khan has started a 100-day campaign to tour Pakistan, starting with Kahuta, home to the first nuclear facility in Pakistan, established just outside Islamabad, during the 1970s.

“The current leadership in Pakistan is corrupt and it needs to change. I will go around the country to appeal to students, professionals, and the civil society to vote for the right people, since the upcoming elections are around the corner. They look up to me so they will listen to me,” Dr. AQ Khan said in a telephone interview.

Though Khan's sentiments echo a popular sentiment in Pakistan, observers say that the launch of his party, the Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz Pakistan or Save Pakistan Movement, highlights a desire for change within Pakistan.

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Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2012/1111/AQ-Khan-Father-of-Pakistan-s-nuclear-bomb-jumps-into-politics

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:45 PM

1. I so want to wake up and read this guy's obituary

 

How much longer...Seal Team 6? What's the holdup? In for a penny, in for a pound...

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:20 PM

2. BCCI

Bank of Crooks and Criminals International.

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