Pak FO justifies lifting of restrictions on Dr AQ Khans movements as issue is over

April 11th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistans Foreign Office has said that there were no international objections to the new governments intention to relax restrictions imposed on erstwhile detained nuclear scientist Dr AQ Khan, because the controversy surrounding his position was over.

No country has reacted to the foreign ministers statement or has demanded an opportunity to question him, as internationally the AQ Khan issue is a closed chapter, the Daily Times quoted Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Sadiq as saying in Islamabad last evening.

Recently Pakistans Foreign Minister Shah Mehood Quereshi had said that the new federal government had lifted restrictions on Dr Khans movements and the security personnel deployed outside his house had been withdrawn.

Sadiq also said that Pakistan had discussed the allegation made by the Afghan parliamentary affairs minister that Pakistan was dumping nuclear waste in Afghanistan with the Afghan Foreign Office, although he said that the Foreign Office would neither confirm nor comment on the allegation.

He said that Pakistans disposal of nuclear waste was strictly regulated in accordance with international standards. (ANI)

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