Pakistan probes 'nuclear exports'
Pakistan says it is investigating whether its scientists may have spread sensitive nuclear technology abroad. Islamabad has denied ever helping states such as Iran and North Korea with their nuclear programmes. But the government conceded for the first time on Monday that certain scientists may have been acting independently of the authorities. Amongst the scientists being questioned is Abdul Qadeer Khan, the so-called father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb. Mr Khan was being questioned in connection with “debriefings” of several other scientists working at his Khan Research Laboratories, a uranium enrichment plant near Islamabad, Foreign Ministry spokesman Masood Khan said on Monday. Full Story