At 72, Dr AQ Khan wants to be a free manApril 2nd, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 2 (ANI): Pakistan nuclear scientist Dr AQ Khan, kept under house arrest for almost two years, has rejected the medical report released a few days ago claiming that he was keeping well.
Dr Khan turned 72 yesterday.
Dr Khan, who underwent operation in 2006 is again stated to be ill and had been shifted from his residence in Rawalpindi to Karachi last month for treatment.
He said his health was deteriorating by the day, and appealed to the government for his immediate release and remove restrictions on his movement. He said that the cardinal cause of his bad health was his solitary confinement.
My health is deteriorating and the claims of the Government about my physical well- being do not carry weight. My lower limbs are losing vitality and I am suffering from extreme lethargy, and blood pressure was going unmanageable day by day, The Nation quoted him as saying in an interview with a newspaper.
Refuting the impression that he had been kept under detention due to his security concerns, he said: It is nothing but only a lame excuse by the Government.
Rebutting the governments given logic behind his detention, he said, It is simply irrational. I was roaming around the world freely at times when in 1979 numerous fake cases had been registered against me in Holland and I faced no security threat. (ANI)
- Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan battling illness - Feb 08, 2011
- Manning's mother calls on Hague to check on his deteriorating condition - Apr 14, 2011
- Pakistani nuclear scientist hopes freedom under new government - Apr 02, 2008
- Pakistan mulls security for A.Q. Khan - Jan 21, 2010
- Youth's hands chopped off, Nitish orders probe (Lead) - Mar 02, 2012
- Francois Hollande sworn in as French president - May 15, 2012
- Musharraf's wanted to hand over AQ Khan to US: Jamali - Sep 18, 2010
- Airtel, Idea, Vodafone asked to stop 3G roaming service (Lead) - Dec 23, 2011
- Youth's hands chopped off for not repaying loan - Mar 02, 2012
- New French president's first flight struck by lightning - May 15, 2012
- Pak court bars AQ Khan from speaking about nuclear programme - Oct 09, 2010
- Quack scoops out infant's brain during surgery in UP - Sep 06, 2012
- James Holmes claims that he can't remember the Batman killings - Jul 27, 2012
- Newly appointed Cardinal arrives in India - Mar 03, 2012
- No arrest so far in teen burning case; mother 'inconsolable' - May 17, 2012
Tags: blood pressure, cardinal cause, dr aq khan, dr khan, few days, free man, governments, holland, house arrest, immediate release, lame excuse, lethargy, logic, medical report, nuclear scientist, rawalpindi, security concerns, security threat, solitary confinement, vitality