Pak lawmaker seeks probe into Musharraf-era nuke proliferation

  • PTI

    PTI | Islamabad

    June 10, 2017 | 12:34 PM
Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf (PHOTO: Twitter)

A Pakistani lawmaker has called for "thorough investigations" into the country's nuclear proliferation to Iran and North Korea during former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's regime.

Pakistan Peoples Party senator Farhatullah Babar said on Friday that the father of Pakistan's nuclear programme A Q Khan had been singled out for nuclear proliferation and demanded that the "entire network" be exposed.

Seeking "thorough investigations" into nuclear proliferation, Babar said 73-year-old Musharraf, in his book 'In the Line of Fire', concedes that several tonnes of nuclear material and drawings had been smuggled from Pakistan to Iran, Libya and North Korea.

But only 81-year-old Khan was singled out for nuclear proliferation, he was quoted as saying by Dawn News.

Babar argued that it was impossible for any single individual to smuggle out huge centrifuge machines and other nuclear material without connivance and assistance of other players.

He called for an inquiry into the matter and bringing to book all those involved in the scam. He said that the "entire network" should be exposed and insisted that it must include big names, the report said.