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Close associates maintain he is unlikely to make any foray into active politics.

ISLAMABAD: Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is unlikely to join any political party or enter active politics, Khan confirmed the move himself, saying, “I’m not going to join any political party.”

According to reports last month, the ‘father’ of Pakistan’s nuclear programme was offered membership in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) by party chairman Imran Khan. Close associates maintain Dr Khan is under pressure by intelligence agencies to refrain from any political foray.

“He has been advised not to join politics or any political party,” said a senior PTI official who had met Dr Khan recently.

“We sincerely wanted to welcome AQ Khan to pursue real politics and change Pakistan’s fate. But due to some sort of strict advice by the agencies, he is unable to join our party,” said a PTI leader on Thursday.

A senior official deputed on Dr Khan’s security told that he was formally prepared to announce his political affiliation with either the PTI or the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on June 6. He could not do so, however, for reasons better known to himself and his family, the official added.

PML-N leader Pervez Rashid did not confirm the recent development. “I did not know whether the party was in contact with AQ Khan or not,” he said.

PTI Information Secretary Shafqat Mehmood, meanwhile, said Dr Khan’s stature is above politics. He did not know about the latest development, either, however.


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Lahore:  Nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has said that energy crisis in Pakistan could be overcome by producing electricity from nuclear base as 4,500mw electricity could be produced with the help of the present nuclear infrastructure in the country.

“It is a dilemma of the country that technical people are not being involved in any project,” he observed during a frank discussion with the faculty and students of Allama Iqbal Medical College here on Wednesday.

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LAHORE – Nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has said Pakistan is capable of shooting down US drones with Hamza Missile.

“Drones are allowed to kill Pakistanis for dollars and the US pilotless aircraft can be struck down with Hamza Missile,” he said while addressing the Lahore Bar Association (LBA) at Aiwan-e-Adl on Wednesday. “It is a responsibility of the armed forces to counter such strikes as they have taken oath to defend the country at any cost,” he asserted.

Dr Khan took a swipe at the rulers for their failure to cater to challenges facing the nation. “A nuclear state can fix problems such as energy crisis, unemployment and lawlessness provided the rulers show sincerity.”

The scientist rapped politicians for, what he called, their gimmicks to win public support, saying that “all the sectors concerned have been playing tricks to fool the masses. The government and friendly opposition, as the critics say, have joined hands to damage the country.”

Criticising the judiciary, Dr Khan said: “Why did the apex court give ambiguous verdicts and why no action was taken against those who defied the court orders? He said the court has been losing its sanctity by issuing such orders. He went on: “The Supreme Court should give explicit verdicts and the educated class and lawyers should join hands to defeat the proponents of kleptocracy.”

Dr Khan urged the youth to come forward and play their role to knock out corruption. He deemed Lahore as a herald of change, saying that the city witnessed the historic movements including the Pakistan Movement, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s struggle against dictator, fight for the restoration of judiciary.

He called upon the Lahoriites to once again play their part in putting the country on right track.

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Islamabad: Team leader of Pakistan’s nuclear program Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan is likely to announce launching a political party or to join any party on June 6, 2012.

“To pull out the country from prevalent challenges and crisis the national hero is going to announce his political stance next week,” Daily Express quotes close friends of the scientist.

Dr. AQ Khan has already made consultations with his close friends regarding political stance keeping in view of Pakistan facing a quagmire of problems ranging from power outages to economy crisis.

Whether Dr. Khan is going to join any political party or not? When this question was asked from Khaursheed Zaman, Chief Coordinator of the prominent scientist he put aside all rumours prevailing the issue.

“Dr. Khan will represent emotions of 180 million Pakistanis in his political life of action,” he was to say.

Many veteran politicians including Maulana Fazlur Rehmna of Jamiat e Ulema Islam, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf president Javed Hashmi have contacted Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan.

For last many weeks during his lectures, keynotes and addresses, Dr. Khan is repeatedly saying that this is not the time keep the silence. His silence will be broken at a press conference on June 6.

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14 years ago Pakistan conducted its first successful “Nuclear Tests”. Whole world watched felt the shock-waves of surprise and nervousness as Pakistan bombed its way into the club of Nuclear powers. Muslim world rejoiced, while the western dominated media labeled these tests as ‘ The Islamic bomb’ – hostile countries like Israel and India were in complete shock & awe after seeing their worst nightmare come true. As a result, Sanctions were imposed, Pakistan was roundly condemned, but nothing could have stopped Pakistanis who took to the streets in jubilation and Muslims all over the world joined them in the celebration. What compelled Pakistan to conduct nuclear test despite threats of severe sanctions and condemnation from major world powers, what were the inevitable circumstances that drove Pakistan to stand against all odds? Let’s re-visit the history that defined and will continue to maneuver major changes in South-Asia, especially between India and Pakistan in years to come. This brief inspection will emphasize on why Pakistan acted in the best interest for its security by setting aside interests and concerns of its ‘allies’.

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