Musharraf lied about Dr Khans role in Nuke program, alleges scientists wifeAugust 10th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 10 (ANI): Hendrina Khan, the wife of Pakistan ‘’s nuclear scientist Dr AQ Khan, has alleged that President Pervez Musharraf had lied about her husband’’s role in the country’’s nuclear program.
In a detailed account to be published in Der Spiegel on Monday, she said that her husband was pressured to make a false confession and that he only carried out government orders.
Khans wifes account would be published on the day when the PPP-led coalition government would be initiating impeachment proceedings against Musharraf for allegedly mismanaging the country.
Lodging serious accusations against Musharraf, she claimed her husband, currently under house arrest, was not a nuclear dealer, and that he only ever executed the instructions he was given by the government.
About Dr Khans infamous trip to North Korea allegedly to transfer nuclear technology, she said the trip was carried out at the specific request of Musharraf.
Dr Khans wifes version is seen in contrast to Musharrafs disclosures in his memoirs In the Line of Fire published in 2006, in which wrote that he or his administration had no prior knowledge of Dr Khans nuclear network. He wrote: On the basis of the thorough probe that we conducted in 2003-2004. I can say with confidence that neither the Pakistan Army nor any of the past governments of Pakistan was ever involved or had any knowledge of A.Q.’’s proliferation activities. The show was completely AQs.
Hendrina Khan said her husband’’s health was deteriorating, and that she feared the government would continue to prevent the truth from coming out until the day he died.(ANI)
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