Commentary: Road to nowhere

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. has lost the media war in Pakistan. Popular talk show hosts have already made up their minds that America is preparing a war against their country.

Pakistan tests nuclear-ready missile

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Pakistani government announced it successfully tested a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear payload.

Former Pakistani PM wants Taliban talks

LAHORE, Pakistan, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for Islamabad to open direct talks with the Taliban.

Commentary: Pakistan's heavyweights

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A.Q. Khan, Pakistan's hero who sold nuclear weapons secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya, has his own political party to promote his presidential ambitions.

Swiss family in nuke ring spared prison

ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A Swiss engineer and his two sons are free after pleading guilty to their roles in a nuclear smuggling operation, officials said.

Commentary: Pakistani nuclear hero villain

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Pakistan’s nuclear black marketer Abdul Qadeer Khan, a self-declared enemy of the U.S., is back in business – or at least center stage basking in the limelight.

3 face Swiss prosecution for atomic crimes

BERN, Switzerland, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Three Swiss engineers, a father and two sons, may be tried for helping Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan peddle nuclear weapons, a magistrate said Thursday.

Court clears Khan to move freely

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Lahore High Court restored the security protocol of Abdul Qadeer Khan after he filed a petition against the government, sources told the Pak Tribune.

Khan travel limits eased

LAHORE, Pakistan, March 30 (UPI) -- Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan will have more freedom of movement but may not do interviews on nuclear issues, a court said.

Pakistan's nuclear hero free, but censored

LAHORE, Pakistan, March 29 (UPI) -- A high court in Lahore, Pakistan, said Monday that nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan is free, though he is prohibited from talking about nuclear work.

Scientist says China gave Pakistan uranium

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan alleges China provided his country with enough uranium in 1982 to make two atomic bombs.

Restrictions lifted on Pakistani scientist

LAHORE, Pakistan, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Pakistan lifted remaining restrictions Friday on movements of a rogue scientist who had confessed to selling nuclear technology to several countries.

Pakistani nuke program used Japanese parts

TOKYO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Abdul Qadeer Khan, the scientist behind Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, bought some of his key equipment in Japan, Kyodo News Service reported Tuesday.

Pakistani nuclear expert freed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Pakistani nuclear scientist accused of sharing nuclear secrets with other countries criticized Western countries Friday as he was freed from house arrest.
Khan's wife says Musharraf lied

Khan's wife says Musharraf lied

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The wife of Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan said President Pervez Musharraf lied about her husband's role in the country's nuclear program.
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Abdul Qadeer Khan (Urdu: ڈاکٹر عبد القدیر خان ; born: 1 April 1936), D.Eng, Sc.D, HI, NI (twice), FPAS; more widely known as Dr. A. Q. Khan, is a Pakistani nuclear scientist and a metallurgical engineer who served as the Director-General of the Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL) from 1976 until 2001. Abdul Qadeer Khan is widely regarded as the founder of HEU based Gas-centrifuge uranium enrichment programme for Pakistan's nuclear deterrence development.

Abdul Qadeer Khan was one of Pakistan's top scientists, and was involved in the country's various scientific programmes until his debriefing. On January 2004, Khan was officially summoned for a debriefing on his suspicious activities in other countries after the United States provided evidences to the Pakistan Government, and confessed it a month later. After years of debriefing, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on 6 February 2009 declared Abdul Qadeer Khan to be a free citizen of Pakistan, allowing him free movement inside the country. The verdict was rendered by Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam. In September 2009, expressing concerns over the Lahore High Court’s decision to end all security restrictions on Khan, the United States warned that Khan still remains a "serious proliferation risk".

Khan was born in 1936 to a Pashtun family in Bhopal State of India (then part of the British Indian Empire). His father Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Khan was an academic who served in the Education Ministry of the British Indian Government and after retirement in 1935, he settled permanently in Bhopal State. In 1947, after the partition, the family migrated from India to Pakistan, and settled in West-Pakistan. Khan studied in Saint Anthony's High School of Lahore, and then enrolled at the D.J. Science College of Karachi. There, he took B.Sc. in Physics and B.A. in Mathematics under the supervision of Suparco physicist Dr. Bashir Syed. In 1956, he attended Karachi University and obtained a B.S. degree in Metallurgy in 1960. To support the fees of his education, Khan was employed at Siemens Engineering where he worked as a practical trainee (junior engineer).

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