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Two Pakistani nuclear scientists detained: reports

Two Pakistani nuclear scientists have been detained amid reports they had been involved in transferring technology to Iran, opposition politicians and local media said. Farooq Muhammad, director of Pakistan’s key uranium enrichment facility Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL), and a KRL laboratory director, Yasin Chohan, were arrested this month, the reports said. “They have been arrested and are under detention,” opposition senator Ishaq Dar, of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, told AFP. “I say this with full responsibility on the basis of credible information.” Local Urdu-language newspaper Jinnah reported that caucasian men wearing bullet-proof jackets had arrested Farooq at his home in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. It said Chohan was also taken from his home. Full Story

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