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11 February, 2009

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Dr. Qadeer Khan widely - The Founder of Pakistan’s Nuclear Program is regarded as a national hero for helping Pakistan to become seventh nuclear power. Pakistan successfully tested its nuclear capability in May 1998. In March 2001 President Musharraf made him his adviser in science and technology. In 2004 he was sacked form this position and was put under house arrest after his confession of passing nuclear secrets to other countries. In his Televised address Dr Khan offered his regrets and apologies and took full responsibility for his actions. But later he revealed that he made that declaration under state pressure. On 9th Feb 2009 A.Q Khan was finally released form his house detention.


  • Q. Do you think that President Musharraf decision was right in keeping Dr A.Q Khan under house arrest? ?
  • Q. Do you think that free Dr Khan is liability for Pakistan security against American interest? ?
  • Q. Do you still consider Dr Khan as Pakistan national hero? ?
  • Reader Comments:

    Dr. Hero

    May Allah bless Dr. Khan, he is not only the hero of our nation but all of the muslim ummah. Pervaiz Musharraf was a traitor, coward, lier, cheapster and he traited Pakistan. Dr. Khan spent a major part of his life in making Pakistan the only atomic power of muslim world. Peoples associated with the development of Atomic bomb were punished by our own Pakistani traitors like
    Gen (r)Coward Pervaiz Traitor, punished Nawaz Sharif and HON DR. Khan, and he was obviously backed by USA and Israel (India also). Dr. Khan is again house arrested by the political government lead by his majesty, his highness Mr. 100%. As i think so there is no need to elaborate who is Mr. 100% Lolz.... Ending here so that i might not be able to stop myself and hope that PakTribune will not edit my or not publish my beautiful comments. Dr. Khan you are not a hero, you are a legend. May Allah cure you from cancer and cure all our nation from these traitors which are more worse than cancer. Ameen

    Bilal Ahmed Khan, Pakistan - 23 February, 2009

    Yes Q-Khan is Our HERO

    yesssssssssssssssssssssss
    Q-Khan is
    Our Netional
    Heroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Abdul Waheed, Pakistan - 24 February, 2009

    Dr. Khan is a liability

    US wants to interrogate Dr. Khan. US can promise green card to a Generals's son or 100,000 dollars in swiss bank account of some Army General and Dr. Khan will be on one way ticket to USA where he will spend rest of his life in company of people like Norega. It is not a question of "If" but "When".

    He will have to decide whether he wants to spend his life in jail or he is willing to give names of his contacts. If he gives away the names of his contact men who helped him , then he is No Hero. If he decides to spend his life in jail then he is not on hero. So verdict is still out.

    When last time he appeared on TV, and confessed to charges, he demonstrated, that he does not have what makes him in Hero's material in him.

    Dr. Khan may not agree but Musharraf saved him by not surrendering him to USA. New army Chief does not owe Dr. Khan nothing. He might exchange Dr. Khan for a few fighter aircrafts as all military generals do.

    If he was in jail or house arrest Dr. Khan was more secure but now he is on his own. So Good Luck to him.

    From General's perspective (and this perspective is all that counts) he is definitely a liability, just like obama is.

    Rajesh Saxena, United Kingdom - 24 February, 2009

    He is neither

    He is a lightning rod..
    Hero to pakistanis.. no doubt. He is a source of concern for the usa. He is wanted felon in some european countries for stealing the processes and fisson/fusion idea

    Prasad, United Kingdom - 26 February, 2009

    A Real Bad Person & Greedy

    He wanted to proliferate nuclear science to any country, which had money to pay him. North Korea is not Islamic, why he was helping them, for money only.
    Anyways our bomb was not made by him, it was imported from china, I should know, I work at the center. A Q Khan has insulted us in front of the whole world. the world thinks we are all liars.

    Mohsin Khan, Pakistan - 01 March, 2009

    DR KHAN IS A CRIMINAL

    GENERAL MUSHARRAF DID A RIGHT THING BANISHING HIM FOR HOUSE ARREST FOR EVER.
    NO MATTER IN ANY COUNTRY TO UPHOLD NATIONS SECRET TECHNOGY IS A PARAMOUNT CONCERN, WHAT DR KHAN DID WAS A BIGGEST BLUNDER, SOLD THE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FOR MONEY IS SERIOUS CRIME, IN MY OPINION HE SHOULD BE EXCUTED FOR HIS ACTIONS, I AM APPALLED THE PRESENT GOVT IS SETTING HIM FREE.
    THE WORLD WOULD BE IN GRAVE DANGER IF HE IS A FREE MAN AGAIN,ONCE A CHEAT ALWAYS A CHEAT, CANNOT TAKE CHANCES. HE SHOULD BE IMPRISONED FOR LIFE, SO THAT REST OF THE WORLD CAN BREATH EASY.

    RAMESH GONDKAR, United Kingdom - 01 March, 2009

    Dr AQ Khan is our national hero,becous he is the person who made bomb for Pakistan when the scurity of Pakistan was in danger.

    , Pakistan - 04 March, 2009

    Dr AQ Khan is our national hero,becous he is the person who made bomb for Pakistan when the scurity of Pakistan was in danger.

    suhrab khan, Pakistan - 04 March, 2009

    Heroes and Janabs


    All these heroes and Janabs have made Pakistan a mess. Now the world is waiting for another hero for saving Pakistan and to be jailed later. Best of luck….

    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was absolutely right. Now people are started eating grass and it will last for next 1000 years as was he predicted.




    Jones, Canada - 04 March, 2009

    Qadeer Khan

    Dr Qadeer Khan is a national hero for pakistan.
    A respected accet....if he had not helped build nukes...pakistan would be under India long ago.

    sammy jam, United Kingdom - 05 March, 2009

    Q. Do you think that President Musharraf decision was right in keeping Dr A.Q Khan under house arrest? ?
    Ans: No, The decision was wrong. Mussharraf did made Dr A.Q Khan a scape goat to protect or save Pak army and Pakistan government from the world. Actually Pakistan government and Pakistan army provided the Nuclear technologies to North Korean and Iran. Dr A.Q. Khan was used as scapegoat by then Pakistan military rular Musharraf.
    Q. Do you think that free Dr Khan is liability for Pakistan security against American interest? ?
    Ans: There is no harm to set Dr Khan free. Actually Pakistan has axed its own feet by arresting Dr Khan, Dr A.Q Khan a scientist who made Pakistan to be counted in the world was kept a house arrest. Shame for Pakistan government and Mushurraf.
    Q. Do you still consider Dr Khan as Pakistan national hero?
    Ans: He is still a hero for Pakistan. Pakistan should give same respect to Dr A.Q Khan what India gives to its most respected scientist Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Ajad. Look at India and learn something from It, look where India and Indian Governement keeps Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Ajad under whoos leadership India developed Thurmo nuclear device. India keeps Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Ajad it's most respected scientist over its forhead and keeps shafe in its eyes. No politician can say anything wrong about Dr. A. P. J and no politician has any dare to say that. Learn Pakistan learn something from you Bigbrother India.

    Jagat Khan, Hungary - 29 August, 2009

    HEROES ARE ALWAYS HEROES...

    After taking into account the comments and judgments of all i wanna say something also...
    To call a person zero or traitor who has given us the name in history, in world is the most pethatic thing i felt.the pakistanis should be rather realistic than emotional.let see 1st who's giving our image a bad name???its we ourselves...y not we dare to refuse the blames being made over us?
    no doubt he made a kind of proliferqtion let 1st guess what motives are behind this?BTW its not money at all my dear nationals...
    he sold it to N.K bcz Pakistan was not having advanced arsenal delivery system bt n.k did possess.the world relation is built on GIVE & TAKE...
    he did dive us the deterrence against indian, zionist n american designs.not forget he's a human being n no 1 is perfect....

    he is hero n will b the same no matter what the nations of the world say.try to discover the reality.

    imaama, Pakistan - 21 November, 2009

    Dr. Khan is pakistani hero after Mohammad Ali Jinnah

    Farooq Ahmed Bhatti, Pakistan - 08 June, 2011

    dr a.q khan

    dr abdul qadeer khan is our national hero. bt this country can;t deserve such a person.our govt destroy this honest man.

    zainab aziz, Pakistan - 06 August, 2011

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