Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Q Khan 'elected' Pakistan's 'President'

The infamous and disgraced scientist,Dr. Abdul Qadar Khan,father of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal,who ran an arms bazaar that spread nuclear technology to Libya, Iran and North Korea, seems to be a highly popular man in Pakistan. He has been 'elected' as 'President'of Pakistan in a mock poll there. Many Pakistanis revere Dr. Khan as a national hero for creating the country’s nuclear weapons. Precisely the attitude that India has to be on guard about.

Abdul Qader Khan, the detained scientist who pioneered Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme, was "elected" the country's president, defeating the incumbent, Pervez Musharraf, in a mock poll held by lawyers.

Musharraf received only one vote and Khan, whom he has placed under detention since January 2004, got 2,103 votes in the "presidential referendum" organised by the Save Judiciary Committee of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA).

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