Nuclear inquiry targets father of Pakistani bomb

The father of Pakistan’s atomic bomb and another member of his secretive team have emerged as the prime suspects in a government investigation into alleged sales of nuclear technology to Iran and Libya, intelligence officials said yesterday.

Abdul Qadeer Khan, who developed the bomb tested by Pakistan in 1998, was in effect under house arrest yesterday, while the second suspect, Mohammed Farooq, was being detained nearby, the officials told Reuters. The investigation was launched in late November following allegations by the UN nuclear agency linking Pakistani technology to Iran’s fledgling nuclear programme. Full Story

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