TITLE

Daddy's Girl

AUTHOR(S)
Ansari, Massoud
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;3/29/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 11, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses how Abdul Qadeer Khan's daughter allegedly possesses material sensetive to Pakistan's president Musharraf. On February 4, Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, admitted he had sold nuclear technology to rogue states like North Korea and Libya. High-level sources in the Pakistani government say Khan's daughter Dina possesses highly incriminating documents and audiotapes showing that senior army officials, including Musharraf himself, knew for years about Khan's nuclear black market. Khan was taken into Pakistani custody in early February after intelligence reports suggested he had sold nuclear centrifuges to Iran, Libya, and North Korea. Pakistani government insiders say that, as international pressure mounted on Islamabad in late January to do something about Khan, Musharraf decided to initiate legal action against the scientist and some of his associates. In fact, they say, Musharraf's government began building a case against Khan for violating Pakistan's Official Secrecy Act by selling the country's nuclear know-how to foreign bidders.
ACCESSION #
12590628

 

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