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Pakistan had case against scientist

More than three years ago, Pakistani intelligence agents built a corruption case against Abdul Qadeer Khan, the country’s most famous nuclear scientist, but officials under President Pervez Musharraf decided not to pursue it because Khan was a national hero, according to a former Pakistani official. The former official, who was a case manager at the National Accountability Bureau, the country’s leading anticorruption agency, said the dossier prepared by the intelligence officers spanned some 120 pages. It detailed how he reaped massive profits from kickbacks in the procurement of nuclear equipment and amassed seven houses in the wealthiest areas of Islamabad. Last week, Khan, known as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, confessed in a dramatic, televised statement to selling nuclear secrets to North Korea, Iran, and Libya in one of the largest cases of nuclear proliferation in history. He was swiftly pardoned by Musharraf after telling the nation that he acted alone and that the government had no knowledge of his dealings over two decades. Full Story

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