*Source: DTN News / Int'l Media
(NSI News Source Info) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - August 14, 2009: The pioneer of Pakistan’s nuclear Programs and renowned scientist, Dr. Abdul Qadir Khan has said that Pakistan’s nuclear program owes its success due to Afghan war, which entangled US badly. Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, right, walks with opposition leader Imran Khan, left, after their meeting at his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. Pakistan defended Saturday the easing of restrictions on Khan, saying the man who once confessed to passing nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya no longer posed a risk because his smuggling network had been dismantled. While speaking in Private TV Channel program, Dr. A Q Khan said that after the creation of Pakistan, Liaqat Ali Khan visited America, followed by Field marshal Ayub Khan, who simply put the Pakistan on total mercy of America. Dr. A Q Khan accused that this act of former leaders of Pakistan has put the freedom and independence of Pakistan on stake, as every feeble government in the past continued to seek the support of US. He said that in the mid late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto tried to free the country from the grasp of US but unfortunately, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged by former military dictator Zia ul Haq which was the bad luck of Pakistan. He said that it is very unfortunate in the Pakistan that whosoever raised the voice for the freedom has been killed, while envying Iran for despite being very weak as compared to Pakistan, still did not allow US to violate their territory. He said that he had done his job L: whatever he could do, and maintained that the success of Pakistan’s Nuclear program was the Afghan war, which entangled US badly. He said that Afghan war and unrest in region has provided Pakistan an opportunity to complete its nuclear power. He further said that had there been peace in Afghanistan, it would have become difficult for Pakistan to accomplishment is nuclear program. Similarly, he said that Pakistan’s nuclear arms was in safe hands and said that news in the international media about falling of these nuclear arms into terrorists hands were merely baseless.