Islamabad: Renowned nuclear scientist and architect of Pakistan’s nuclear programme Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has claimed that former president Pervez Musharraf had caused enormous damage to the country and could have proved to be the 'Gorbachev of Pakistan’, had he stayed in power for more time.
He also ruled out the possibility of a rollback of Pakistan’s nuclear programme and added had Musharraf got some more time he could have done so, The Nation reports.
He further said that Musharraf had pushed the country into a deep crisis and claimed the country was still paying for wrong steps even after almost a decade that was reflected in the Balochistan crisis.
Calling Musharraf as Nawab Akbar Bugti’s killer, Khan suggested that he (Musharraf) should be handed over to Bugti tribe chief which would neutralise half the grievances of the Balochs.
He said that country’s nuclear programme was in safe hands and that a very powerful command and control authority was in place to safeguard the nuclear assets of the country.
First Published: Monday, April 09, 2012, 12:56