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Musharraf was US stooge, transferred sensitive info: AQ Khan

Calling Pervez Musharraf an "American stooge", disgraced nuclear scientist AQ Khan has accused the former President of transferring "very sensitive information" on Pakistan's atomic programme to the US.

world Updated: Nov 18, 2009 17:01 IST

Calling Pervez Musharraf an "American stooge", disgraced nuclear scientist AQ Khan has accused the former President of transferring "very sensitive information" on Pakistan's atomic programme to the US.

He also confirmed a recent media report which cited an account provided by him as saying that China provided
Pakistan enough weapons-grade uranium for two atomic bombs and the blueprint for a simple nuclear weapon in 1982.

"The nation must know that national secrets were handed over to Washington by the former President (Pervez
Musharraf) who was an American stooge," Khan told The News.

Khan said he is ready to record the facts in this regard in a court.

He also confirmed a media columnist's observation that Musharraf was "hell bent" on handing him over to the US.

Former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali had confided to the scientist that he was under "severe pressure" to sign an exit order to hand him over to the US.

However, Jamali refused to do so after taking his cabinet into confidence, Khan said and claimed that Musharraf
had kept a C-130 military transport aircraft ready to take him to the US.

Confirming that the Washington Times report on China providing uranium to Pakistan was true, Khan said it was
based on a letter he had handed over to his daughter Dina Khan in 2004 as a precautionary measure.