N Korea bribed Pakistan for nuclear secrets: Post

Published: July 8, 2011

Report says Dr AQ Khan released copy of letter which reveals payment of $3m to top Pakistani military officials.

WASHINGTON: 

In response to charges by Pakistan’s nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan that North Korea bribed senior Pakistani military officials for nuclear secrets in the 1990s, the now-retired military men have rubbished the report, saying the report is “totally false.”

According to the Washington Post, the nuclear scientist released a copy of a letter from a North Korean official, dated 1998, which gives details of the transfer of $3 million to former army chief Jehangir Karamat, and $500,000 and some jewelry to another military official, Lt-Gen Zulfiqar Khan.

Both denied the letter’s authenticity to the Post.

“I was not in the loop for any kind of influence and I would have to be mad to sanction transfer of technology and for Dr Khan to listen to me,” Karamat told Reuters in an email.  Zulfiqar Khan also denied the accusation.

“I have not read the story,” Khan told Reuters, “but of course it is wrong.”

Post reported that the officials in turn approved the transfer of information to Pyongyang. The letter appears to be signed by North Korean Workers Party Secretary Jon Byong, the newspaper said. While western intelligence officials say the letter is authentic, Pakistani officials have denied the allegations and claim the letter is a fake.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 8th, 2011.


Reader Comments (120)

  • Dee
    Jul 7, 2011 - 9:56AM

    Why? didn’t they have wikipedia or google?Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jul 7, 2011 - 9:59AM

    Can’t blame any one after all it is Pakistan.Recommend

  • Maher
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:03AM

    Wats new? Bribe is a common thing now, I would say a mandatory thing…Recommend

  • Rock
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:06AM

    “$3 million in bribes to top Pakistani military officials to obtain nuclear technology.” sad news for entire world. doom’s day is comming very soon. Recommend

  • Kafka
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:08AM

    It was an open secret right from the beginning. More details will come out regarding our “saviors’” shenanigans. Recommend

  • abc
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:08AM

    Mr Khan is RAW/Mossad/CIA/KGB/RAMA/MI6 agent.

    Everyone is out to discredit our honest army!Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:11AM

    That’s peanuts! If its true.Recommend

  • Aristo
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:18AM

    It is impossible to share such info or technology at any level without the involvement of the armed forces, only naive people can believe that Mr. Abdul Qadeer Khan acted alone, I was always certain in my mind, if indeed proliferation has taken place, then the armed forces must be involved. Recommend

  • Rifaye
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:18AM

    i bet you that the transcation happened in one of those westerns currency, preferrably in dollars or pounds, so they can lock them in dubai or in western banks, otherwise pakistani rupee or korean currrency have no much value in international trade…Its funny, they use western technology, trade with western currency, to mass murder western people, and by the way even beg money from them….Recommend

  • RizwanTKhan
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:20AM

    Does Washington Post has any proof of that? It sounds more like an on-going conspiracy of USA against Pak Army. I would rather double check any statement coming out of USA, (the biggest liar). Not saying that our Army has angels but that does not mean that we go to other extreme. Lets be rational.Recommend

  • Uk-Libya-Deal
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:23AM

    Wasn’t it too along ago when the MI6 archestrated to get the Panels of Doctors in Scotland bribed to issue a report of him terminally ill for Megrahi so that the court can release him on humanitarian grounds. Al-Begrahi is still alive. Why the British Petroleum later had to say the agreement to release Megrahi would be detrimental to their commercial interests. Pakistani citizens like Arabs are awakened to your designs.Recommend

  • Akthar
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:26AM

    RizwanTKhan: Its AQ Khan who produced the letter and Washington Post just reported it. So, whom would you believe, AQ Khan or the Army?Recommend

  • Noble Tufail
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:31AM

    Dr.khan do have Hamid Gul type mindset. however he served the country with great dedication. And come on washington post.. physics is something that everyone knows.Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 10:34AM

    When iran is ready to pay Billions why the hell they sell it so cheap.Recommend

  • Mirza
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:38AM

    A. Q. Khan has been the most protected and watched man in the history of Pakistan, especially when he was actively working. He was under surveillance by all foreign secret services and protected by Pakistani establishment more than any other Pakistani. However, he made trips to North Korea and managed to “smuggle” the heavy centrifuges out of his lab, all by his own in a relatively old age.
    Pakistani generals are the richest and most powerful generals in the world. A US general has much less total income than a specialist doctor in America. Their kids may not go to the colleges that Pakistani military official’s kids go. Our US generals are there to follow the orders of our elected congressmen and president. They truly are public servants and not serving any other country’s interests. In the US a High court judge who is a lifetime appointment, has a lot higher respect and status than the military generals, who can be dismissed by elected officials anytime. Recommend

  • anil
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:38AM

    @RizwanTKhan

    you are saying as if USA has stolen nuclear technology from some other country.Except USA,all other countries including India,I dare to say,have stolen technology.But the worst thing is that some countries gave this technology to rouge countries like North Korea, who can’t even produce washing podwer in their country and imports it.Recommend

  • Ali Turk
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:40AM

    Please reveal the name of the ” Pakistani military official” and another official.Recommend

  • Ali
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:42AM

    Icing on the cake!!!Recommend

  • Ashok
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:48AM

    Well, Mr. AQ Khan was rescued by the CIA twice from Dutch authorities – a little known fact that rarely makes its way into the Pakistani press.Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 10:48AM

    The real million dollar question is, Is Pakistan Army Accountable or not? No doubt, the image of Pakistan Army within past a year or two has been declined drastically. So, Army needs to analyse their position and role, and make effective measures to overcome all this situation.Recommend

  • Truthbetold
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:53AM

    Here is the link to the North Korean letter sent to A Q Khan. :http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/documents/north-korea-letter.html

    The letter names Gen. Karamat as the one who got $3M and, Gen Zulfiqar Khan as the one who was paid half a million dollars and jewellery.Recommend

  • A.Zubairi
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:55AM

    Its rubbish,, $3M means Rs. 168 Million (@Rs. 56 in 1998). Doc,, loose shot this time.Recommend

  • Sharjeel Jawaid
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:06AM

    Why the disclosure now?Recommend

  • Patriotic Pakistani
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:06AM

    They sold the peace of the world for $3 million! Wow! Recommend

  • American
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:07AM

    We know how to control Pakistan and We are doing that . we manage Raymond davis to come out of Pakistan and manage OBL. Now we know how to control nuclear material with in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Khan
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:08AM

    Another diversionary effortRecommend

  • Sultan
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:16AM

    Why didn’t AQK mentioned all that stuff earlier..when he was blamed in musharraf govt?
    why now AQK?Recommend

  • Raj
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:17AM

    I am an intruder on this site, Hasan Nisar has numerously said what I do not want to say about Doctor Sahib..Dr Qadeer.. Recommend

  • harkol
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:17AM

    And oh yes! $3million is peanuts in nuclear trade. So, this must’ve been some simple ‘facilitation fee’ other than the real value of transactions. Pakistan ‘powers that be’ already know this, if not, they can investigate and question AQ Khan seriously to find out what exactly happened. Afterall, with nuclear tech, It is not only Pakistan’s safety in jeopardy.Recommend

  • Amer
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:18AM

    Who the hell cares! and why should we believe everything that’s posted on ET etc?Recommend

  • Feroz
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:23AM

    There is nothing new in this drip of information that the World does not know. That A Q Khan is a fall guy for the nuclear trafficking by the Pakistani Military Establishment is a badly kept secret. The shifty manner in which the Government covered its tracks and isolated Khan from the scrutiny of the International media was also telling. Actions always speak louder than words and the World cannot be blamed for any trust deficit that arises due to such actions.Recommend

  • Frankk
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:24AM

    Our ‘National Hero’ showing his true colours yet again.Recommend

  • abhishek
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:29AM

    yawn!!!not exactly a surprise.Recommend

  • Mazhar
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:49AM

    Fake News….just for criticize for doing wrong side pakistan’s nuclear programe.Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 11:53AM

    Why one would anyone document taking bribe himself?Recommend

  • muhammad Maqsood
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:53AM

    Mr. A. Q. Khan is innocent and every Pakistani thinks the same except Mr. Pervaiz Mushraf Ex————Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 11:54AM

    Looks like a case buildup like Iraqi WMDs. Real solid intelligence.Recommend

  • a khan
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:58AM

    If you read the letter on washington post site it is an obvious fake. It accuses ISI of killing the wife of N.korean contact in Pakistan while claiming to be bribing chief of army staff. SO allegation is that ISI was against these guys while COAS was with them!!! impossible.

    it also thanks a.q.khan for arranging the flight back home of dead body of diplomat! something GoP would have done for any diplomat without a.q.khan’s support.

    Also, anyone even remotely understanding the value of nuclear weapons will know that USD 3 million is not even peanuts.

    The real story here is not a.q.khan, its US media’s preparation of american mind for something major that they want to do against Pakistan. its only a recent news item in the series being published for last few weeks.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:59AM

    Delusion Pakistanis who are saying this is fake news. Shame on them.Recommend

  • Moderate
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:01PM

    He acted alone, seriously? All the top military brass knew of it. Army saved themselves and made AQ Khan the scapegoat!Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:03PM

    All can agree with what Mr. A.Q. Khan revealed but he failed to mention how much he was paid ????? Other information is irrelevant because people on top positions have a tag around their necks. One only has to write a single figure on it and ask how many “Zeros” must be added and the deal will be there with no one to question them. In Punjab language we say “Rab nay milae jorey – Ik ana tay ik kori”.Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 12:05PM

    Well its not bribe… we sell it for that much money.

    Whats wrong in selling something you have in spare?

    Pakistan army is the best army and it will remain there and this is the thing that won’t let international lobbies to sit with peace.
    huh

    have a look at this and than decide that I m wrong; when I say Pakistan army is the best in the world?

    Recommend

  • Akthar
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:08PM

    Power Corrupts! Absolutely Power Corrupts Absolutely!

    & there will idiots who can`t even see that facts, forget questioning! The letter has been made public by AQ Khan himself and the claims of Payments is also made by him! Instead, these idiots either should question AQ Khan or The Generals! But then, blaming media & remaining an Ostrich is the name of the game.Recommend

  • Irshad Khan
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:11PM

    This might be a pure propaganda, let`s not make haste in commenting.Recommend

  • HRD
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:18PM

    Washington Post article also gives the names of the military officials. According to the article General Jahangir Karamat allegedly received 3 Million US Dollars and the other official is retired Lt. Gen. Zulfiqar Khan. Recommend

  • kazi jawed akhter
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:23PM

    It has become a custom for some people to drag army in every affair.It is not good.After all,when time comes,they sacrafice their lives for us.Recommend

  • Anon
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:23PM

    @Ali Turk:
    To see the names of the alleged recipients click on the “Washington Post” hyperlink at the top of the article and then click on the hyperlink in the 3rd para of the article.Recommend

  • MUHAMMAD ALIRIZWAN
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:24PM

    New drama will going to watch.Don’t miss it????????????Recommend

  • Aggro
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:24PM

    @Rashid Khan:
    Peanuts are a sufficient incentive for simians.Recommend

  • MUHAMMAD ALIRIZWAN
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:26PM

    New drama will oing to watch.Don’t miss it??Talk shows hot topicRecommend

  • Muhammad Ansab Butt
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:27PM

    This again reveals the corruption of top army personnel.Recommend

  • Rock
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:45PM

    Jehangir Karamat, a former Pakistani military chief named as the recipient of the $3 million payment. Khan wrote, “I personally gave the remaining $2.5 million to Gen. Karamat in cash at the Army House to make up the whole amount.” Khan said he transferred all the funds on two occasions in a small canvas bag and three cartons, in one case at the chief of army staff’s official residence. On the top of one carton was some fruit, and below it was $500,000 in cash, Khan wrote in a narrative for Henderson. Inside the bag was $500,000, and each of the other two cartons held $1 million, Khan wrote.The letter also states that Zulfiqar Khan, Karamat’s colleague, received “half a million dollars and 3 diamond and ruby sets” to pave the way for nuclear-weapons-related transfers. Reference washington post 4 pages article.Recommend

  • ISLAM
    Jul 7, 2011 - 12:48PM

    SO what, for the stability of the region it is vital, and after seeing the condition of iraq, Libia, how easily they were attacked and their govt was toppled down,,, SOME HOW SOMEONE HAS TO BE HELPED FOR BALANCE IN THE REGION AND TO HALT ANY POTENTIAL WAR…Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 12:56PM

    its the fake thing Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 12:59PM

    @anil: Yes! And Israel received it from you or your patron saint the “Americans.”Recommend

  • Ishtiaq Ahmed
    Jul 7, 2011 - 1:09PM

    AQ Khan is no hero, he has brought shame to Pakistan by becoming a nuclear smuggler. Equally important, he could not have done this without the connivance of corrupt military generals who allowed him to ship his consignments using PAF C-130 aircarft. He must now reveal the names of those whom he accuses and own up his crime. This is the least he can do. We must remember the honour of Pakistan is bigger than every other consideration. And this lies in truthfulness and accountability of the corrupt.Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 1:20PM

    If he was patriot, he should not have passed country’s top secrets documents to a third party / country.

    Enough is enough. He is in habit of accusing Military Bras occassionally for this act. To find the actual facts, we must have an open and public trial of Dr. Qadeer Khan who should be handed over to police for remand.

    After police Danda, he will reveal names of all the Military Generals involved including his own commission.

    We will not care if he is a national Hero or a commission agent. Facts should be brought before the nation as we are already dragged in to deep water because of his irresponsible utterness.

    Regards

    Dr. Saleem Siddiqi

    Johannesburg – South AfricaRecommend

  • Bilal
    Jul 7, 2011 - 1:45PM

    Its absolutely fake..another attempt by US to malign PAK Army…I mean $3million for transfereing nuclear technology secrets.

    And why US and the west are only concerned about Pakistan leaking nuclear secrets..how did the rest of the nuclear powers get this technology..obviously Indians got this technology from Russia and so on…Recommend

  • Farahi
    Jul 7, 2011 - 1:55PM

    Let me get this straight. The North Korean Government put it on paper that they were bribing Pakistani Military officials. Not only did they put it on paper, they sent that letter out to other people. And even then they must have scanned it and sent it, so they actually made a digital copy of this really sensitive document.

    So they wrote down, scanned or delivered through someone, opened it up for distribution a highly sensitive document that outlines an illegal act. Wow. Either they are idiots or the guys who believe it.

    Sounds like a skit out of SNL.Recommend

  • Zainab Ali
    Jul 7, 2011 - 1:57PM

    All those involved acted like snakes in the grass. They were representatives of the most disciplined institution of the country; an institution that protects the interests of the country even when everyone else backs off. It’s a sham that has led us to the present circumstances.Recommend

  • usman
    Jul 7, 2011 - 2:27PM

    This is the only thing we have,through which pakistan earns something,if US can sell dangerous weapons to All countries,Then why we lag behind.No one will blame india for having nuclear capabilities through israel.Now indians will comment on this without any proofRecommend

  • Cautious
    Jul 7, 2011 - 2:44PM

    Perhaps it’s time to find another “national hero” – I would also suggest that a public trial is long overdue – he deserves a chance to clear his name or at least name his accomplices.Recommend

  • Amer
    Jul 7, 2011 - 2:45PM

    You think the North Koreans would make a document for the $3 mil (ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING!! ) bribe that they paid for nuclear weapon drawings or whatever?
    So, Kim Jong-il wrote down, scanned or delivered through someone, opened up a highly sensitive document for distribution??? and the yahoos at Washington post were given this by none other then AQ Khan himself?
    Is this all you got for putting up AQ Khan’s name to shame? It’s a insanity how ET would just copy headlines from other rubbish bins!!
    Some of the trolls on ET just need a reason to complete their quota of Army and Pakistan bashing. Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 2:56PM

    Dr. Qadeer i love you and salute you kindly remove from curtains from
    Generals face.Recommend

  • Hatim
    Jul 7, 2011 - 3:25PM

    $3 million dollars? Do you really believe it? Even if the letter is real, it does not mention what it is for. It could be for anything, from boiled eggs to a secret space program. Oh yea I forgot, Iraq had nukes ready to launch against London and Paris within minutes. I bet Iran would have paid 100 times more than that if it was actual nuke tech.

    The letter is dated 1998. It has been almost 14 years. Why have the NKs not been able to produce even one uranium based nuclear weapon if they were given all the “documents” and “components?”Recommend

  • imran qadir bhat
    Jul 7, 2011 - 3:28PM

    Even if it is for Eurystheus (read USA), Pakistan needs someone to clean its Augean Stables. Recommend

  • Tahir
    Jul 7, 2011 - 4:06PM

    Yes I am naive and believe everything the Washington Post says….NotRecommend

  • shahbaz latif
    Jul 7, 2011 - 4:49PM

    now it is a new true fact of pakistan army. Recommend

  • Incredible
    Jul 7, 2011 - 4:55PM

    More new mansions for the Generals/Recommend

  • AZ
    Jul 7, 2011 - 5:01PM

    just $3 million for nuclear bomb,no wonder pakistanis are bad at doing business.Recommend

  • AZ
    Jul 7, 2011 - 5:02PM

    now it is up to pakistani ppl to decide whether AQ khan is RAW,MOSSAD,CIA agent or our corrupt generals.Recommend

  • Incredible
    Jul 7, 2011 - 5:06PM

    I do not blame Dr. Khan for reveiling this. He had been betrayed by his own people.Recommend

  • rsk
    Jul 7, 2011 - 5:20PM

    @ a khan :
    3milion is the bribe. the cost of transfer of technology is by barter. DPRK transfered Missiles and Pakistan Nuclear.

    RSKRecommend

  • Saad Durrani
    Jul 7, 2011 - 5:27PM

    Naive little small-hearted chap is that Mr. Khan. Fine, he made the nuke but does he have to rub it like that. His sorry a— is being protected only because he would be dead meat in seconds if he is allowed to roam about.Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 5:29PM

    @American.

    u have done whatever u d like but now at least this is not ur turn to do as so far done coz ur rollback like USSR is at brink. It is a proverb in our language that I would interpret to u. ” a fox dies but its bark remains” means USA has lost its psychological war and their nerves are break down. U Americans could not determine what to react while u r loosing on ground.
    eventually ur empire will shrink to some states like USSR so do NATO.Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 5:38PM

    @American

    U lack what ever u claim. u have lost the ground battle in Iraq and Afghanistan despite having sophisticated tools. ur fate is similar to the USSR. there is a Musa for every Farauhs in this world. so we being weak and unstable state have done tremendous to break down ur mighty nerves. There is a say in our language” A fox dies but her bark still alive” Recommend

  • Radial
    Jul 7, 2011 - 5:51PM

    $3 million is damn cheap. so they’re not as smart as they think. north korea would probably have paid $3 billion for this. Recommend

  • Salman
    Jul 7, 2011 - 6:03PM

    Why will he released a letter to US officials who are ever ready to malign him and when especially Pakistani army is under immense scrutiny in American media. Use common sense. He is already under observation by the present Govt as well, so it is highly unlikely to have such reports being released by a grilled person officially. This looks quite fake to me. Recommend

  • Roflcopter
    Jul 7, 2011 - 6:25PM

    God bless AQ KhanRecommend

  • Safir afkhan.
    Jul 7, 2011 - 6:25PM

    washington post lies too like leaders.Recommend

  • Ali
    Jul 7, 2011 - 6:25PM

    Everyone knows that our military is inept, corrupt and greedy. May 2nd proved it. Dr. AQ is a hero but was maligned by MOSHE just to protect the army. There was no way DR AQ would have give the info to korea, iran and libya without the military’s knowledge.Recommend

  • Sarah Khan
    Jul 7, 2011 - 6:36PM

    This news is coming from US and I don’t trust them!Recommend

  • Baba Jee
    Jul 7, 2011 - 6:43PM

    Perfect timing Khan Sahib…. and we thought we couldn’t sink any further….
    We are really sick and rotten to the core…

    God Help Us!Recommend

  • M.Akthar
    Jul 7, 2011 - 6:46PM

    I believe in AQ Khan, a scientist, rather than our Generals who have already sold our country, militantized the country for money.
    Shame of the ISI/Indian Spooks abusing the person who gave us the bomb.Recommend

  • QB
    Jul 7, 2011 - 6:53PM

    If it is indeed true — can someone explain why would Dr. AQ release that letter? — It doesn’t serve any obvious purpose other than destabilizaing Pakistan even further — What did Dr. AQ get by releasing the letter? —- sounds like a fabricated story to me.Recommend

  • AnisAqeel
    Jul 7, 2011 - 6:54PM

    @Mirza:
    Very true, but who cares in Pakistan, a nation of ‘das crore ghadhay’ as Habib Jalib versed.Recommend

  • Samir
    Jul 7, 2011 - 7:27PM

    Pakistan – always up for sale to the highest bidder. Dignity has no meaning in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Waqar
    Jul 7, 2011 - 7:46PM

    3 million usd is not big enough money to sell such infoRecommend

  • Sanjith Menon
    Jul 7, 2011 - 8:46PM

    Is there no honor among thieves?Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 9:08PM

    It is hard to believe someone from Korea clearly blaming ISI and getting the letter through to Doctor Abdul Qadeer. I mean, will ISI not know the contents of the letter before reaching doctor? It is hard to believe unless MI would have allowed to get it through. All this is so murky. And what’s the sense in informing Abdul Qadeer Khan about USD 3 million transaction to Gen. Karamat? Unless, off course, he is the part of all this money. And, as someone pointed out, USD 3 million is peanuts in nuclear trade so this must be a small fee. The major fee would be different.

    I personally almost never trust Washington Post or New York Times unless I have other, better sources. Recommend

  • Socrates
    Jul 7, 2011 - 9:35PM

    Wow !!! Shocking, isnt it !!!. I couldnt believe it was just $ 3 million. Imagine the money they could have made…., They should meet A Raja (Ex Telecom Minister in India)… and he would have told them how to do betterRecommend

  • Rock
    Jul 7, 2011 - 9:36PM

    @Sanjith Menon: I will prefer gabbar singh he was daku but still he had many qualities. Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 9:41PM

    @Rock:
    dooms day has nothing to do with this! that is in the hands of God, so don’t worry ;)Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 9:47PM

    @anil:

    Even US has stolen this Technology from Germany. And what Rogue state are you talking about? US itself is the biggest one in the world ;)Recommend

  • Andleeb
    Jul 7, 2011 - 9:48PM

    It is still tragic that the ‘hero of the nation’ actually sealed the fate of the nation vis-a-vis obtaining further nuclear technology, which India got. I think he was very short-sighted looking for paltry short term gains and harmed Pakistan tremendously in the long term, bribe or no bribe.Recommend

  • Jul 7, 2011 - 9:54PM

    @Truthbetold:
    For Washington post, making any doc is like a peice of cake, though I can’t deny if it was true.

    In Quraan Allah SWT has told us to not act upon a news coming through a Fasiq, Wrong Doer. WP is one them! so be carefulRecommend

  • Everlast
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:11PM

    Pak fauj ko salam :PRecommend

  • Cautious
    Jul 7, 2011 - 10:11PM

    If Khan is innocent and Pakistan’s military and political leaders are not involved — then someone please explain why Pakistan won’t allow Khan to talk to anyone. Those who think this guy is a national hero go to great lengths to ignore the obvious — or just don’t care that he (and his accomplices) sell weapons of mass destruction technology to anyone who has enough money. In either case — shame on you.Recommend

  • billo
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:21PM

    @Muhammed Safiullah Kahlid: are you serious? If we have spare nukes we should sell them? Clearly, the only thing we don’t have a lot off to spare is intellect. Also, the video you posted shows that the individual Pakistani soldier is well trained. But winning wars is not simply about individual fitness. It involves strategy, weapons, logistics, defence production and countless other capabilities. Capabilities our generals don’t possess a great deal off, otherwise we might have actually won a war or two. Recommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:26PM

    Having studied the psyche of the senior armed forces personnel specially those with three and four Stars tied to their names, who like him believe in protecting their self-centered ego!
    Now stand on the edge of a frying pan, if they step back the the boiling oil will fry them. If they decide to jump into the fire, no one under present conditions that this nation stands today as ”Ostriches” would have the moral courage to pull their head out of the sand dune and cry out loud! ” Is there anyone insane in Heavens above or in Hades to volunteer and help change our myopic vision.”
    Dr Qadeer if you are hoping that an ”Agency” would give you the benefit of martyrdom you
    would be very lucky? But with old age and illness wisdom begins to fade as senility begins to creep into one’s psyche. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jul 7, 2011 - 11:41PM

    The alleged recipients (if they are alive) should take the Washington Post to the court of law for defamation if they are not guilty. If they do not do so then the news may be correct.Recommend

  • Romm
    Jul 8, 2011 - 12:04AM

    its greater story than Dossier of Weapons of MASS DESTRUCTION but Alas unlike Iraq, Pakistan really has WMDs. What a frustration!Recommend

  • Mahmood Saeed
    Jul 8, 2011 - 12:30AM

    Wake up Pakistan and Pakistanis. The American are buillding case to prosecute us. SPEAK UP AQK: Did you release such a letter? Would you sell for a paltry sum? SPEAK UP JEHANGIR KARANAT: Did you take $3mn? UNITE Pakistan in the face of increasing adversityRecommend

  • Babloo
    Jul 8, 2011 - 2:25AM

    corrupt, vile, duplicitous, greedy, self-serving and absolutely corrupt.Recommend

  • Jul 8, 2011 - 4:15AM

    @billo:
    I am just being optimistic, I know its not right to be optimistic all the time, but at this time we really need to be. This is what ANTI-PAKISTAN think-tanks want to do to get us against each other and than eliminate us easily. If you know something about the policy of “DIVIDE & RULE”.

    I am 5 feet 10 inches tall – I don’t have TOTAL control over my body. Pakistan army, its soldiers, its Generals our leaders they are humans as-well. They can be wrong but this doesn’t mean we (public) shouldn’t be at their back.
    I am 100% with Paksitan, with Pakistan Army and everything that belongs to Pakistan. Either it is good or bad.

    Always remember one thing, EVEN GOD DON’T Judge people, until their death; SO SHOULDN’T WE. We are not here to Judge who is right or wrong, we only have to play our role and wait for the results.

    Allah will bless us all and Pakistan. – InshAllah.Recommend

  • Jul 8, 2011 - 5:32AM

    it was very clear from the begining that without the army involvement it was impossible that this would happen. Mr Khan is telling the truth and he was made a scape goat by Musharraf. In Pakistan nothing happens without the knowlwdge and consent of army. Those involved in this racketing should be punished.Recommend

  • Tariq
    Jul 8, 2011 - 7:11AM

    What does that have to do with Pakitani crooks
    @Uk-Libya-Deal: Recommend

  • Tariq
    Jul 8, 2011 - 7:12AM

    No wonder Mush can live in a mansion in Britain and dubaiRecommend

  • BruteForce
    Jul 8, 2011 - 7:59AM

    The issue is here is not how Pakistan got the Nukes but what it did with it. It sold it off to North Korea, a rogue nation which keeps its people mired in poverty while the Generals in its Army are living lavishly!

    In return Pakistan got Missiles it used to threaten the World, India in particular. North Korea is the worst of the Countries. Pakistan is believed to have supplied Nuke know-how to Libya, Iran,etc.

    Not for a moment one should believe that one man could do all this trade in Country ruled by the Military for more than half its existence!Recommend

  • R
    Jul 8, 2011 - 9:47AM

    Whether you like Dr. Khan or not, the man dedicated himself to give Pakistan what its leaders so badly wanted. They wanted honor, nukes and foriegn exchange. One gave pride, second security and the third badly needed cash. Dr. Khan did not make policy and did not control the powers that be.

    But two story tellers – both apostles of ‘truth’ tell us a tale that no one – not even they themselves believed. Foxy Mush told us that Dr. AQ Khan acted alone. His master – Bush, parroted the same line. Both liars par excellence – one bigger than the other. The nuclear program – most sensitive of its kind was funded, controlled, supervised and watched by the men in Khaki. To think that Dr. Khan acted alone, was “smuggling” sensitive materials across the world on military C-17s, is as far fetched as it gets.

    Dr Khan has more to say – unless of course the fate of Saleem Shezad is scripted for him by none other than the men who controlled and managed the nuclear arms baazar. Recommend

  • Husein Ali Khan
    Jul 8, 2011 - 10:35AM

    People do not give receipts for bribes in cash.

    Pretty sure people/officers high up in food chain were involved in approving and facilitating transfer of Nuclear technology .Recommend

  • harkol
    Jul 8, 2011 - 11:25AM

    @Mustafa:

    You got your facts wrong. USA didn’t steal the Atomic tech from Germany. USA developed it on its own by spending $2billion (in 1940s) on Manhattan Project. That’s a lot more money in today’s currency. The only way Germany figures in the equation is because Einstein (an German Jew, who escaped to US fearing for his life) had proposed in his theory that Atom has a lot of power. He also recommended to US president that USA should invest in Manhattan project, because there is a possibility that Germany would also do its own research on Atomic weapons, and if they built it first then they would win the war.

    Einstein was only a theoretician. And Manhattan project that led to creation of Nuclear fission technology, consisted of scientists exclusively from US, UK and Canada.Recommend

  • Ehtesham
    Jul 8, 2011 - 2:49PM

    Pakistan deal with North Korea was that N.Korea would give Pakistan access to long-range Missiles. In return, Pakistan would supply North Korea with civilian nuclear technology instead of money, due to lack of funds. That’s simple fair deal, no need of bribe when both countries are dealing with great technology…!
    Pakistan is not signatory of NPT (North Proliferation Treaty) neither of FMCT (Fissile Missile Cut-off Treaty)
    God Bless PakistanRecommend

  • Bhola
    Jul 8, 2011 - 3:01PM

    This is really wrong, I mean taking USD 3 Million from a poor country like North Korea, it should have been gifted ‘from Pakistan with love’… ;-)Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Jul 8, 2011 - 4:07PM

    How much did you receive from this goody bag?Recommend

  • observer
    Jul 8, 2011 - 4:34PM

    To all the Doubting Thomases and Nay Sayers

    At least wait for Dr Q’s denial please. He has all along been saying that he was made to bite the bullet for someone higher up in the Army. General Karamat was in the right place at the right time.Recommend

  • Safir afkhan.
    Jul 8, 2011 - 8:11PM

    white lies hahahahahahahahaha in day lights.

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  • Ehtesham
    Jul 8, 2011 - 10:09PM

    There will be peace in entire planet if US start minding its own business…!

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  • amjad
    Jul 8, 2011 - 11:20PM

    If it is untrue, sue Washigton Post or the resposible party for libel.

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  • Mustafa
    Jul 10, 2011 - 6:18AM

    @harkol:
    U actually marked my claim by saying so. Stealing technology is not grabbing the whole machine and run, rather stealing the know how of it. And US did exactly the same through having Einstein.
    Thanks

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