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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:56 PM
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Pakistan atomic expert has cancer
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(BBC News)
Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 14:44 GMT 15:44 UK

Pakistan atomic expert has cancer

Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist, Abdul Qadeer Khan is suffering
from prostate cancer, the government says.

He was diganosed following a routine medical check up in early August.

The scientist who confessed to leaking nuclear secrets to Libya, Iran and
North Korea has been kept under virtual house arrest since 2004.


"Since the state of health of Dr AQ Khan is of public interest, the government
of Pakistan would like to hold out an assurance that the best specialist medical
care is being provided to Dr AQ Khan in consultation with his family and personal
doctors," the statement from the Ministry of Information said.


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