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AQ Khan calls Pak a ‘sham democracy’, backs judiciary

world Updated: Aug 14, 2012 02:04 IST

Calling Pakistan a “sham democracy”, disgraced nuclear scientist AQ Khan has said that the country’s “elites toe the American line and behave like foreign agents”.

In a no-holds-barred attack on the Pakistani government, Khan voiced his support for the judiciary which is engaged in a bitter tussle with the government over reopening of graft cases in Switzerland against President Asif Ali Zardari. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/8/14-08-12-pg-17d.jpg

“Our elites toe the American line and behave like foreign agents. Some have dual nationalities, some have a wife and children with a foreign nationality and there are US sympathisers (or outright agents) in almost every important state institution,” Khan said in an article published in the News International. Khan’s own wife is Dutch.

He writes that when the discussion of an independent foreign policy comes up, “they create a hue and cry as if the heavens are about to fall. The current inept and corrupt rulers have destroyed the country in every sense of the word. No institution has been left untouched”.

He added, “They are as intoxicated with power as a drunkard is with liquor”.