Pak`s AQ Khan wants missile as his party`s symbol

Last Updated: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 20:52

Islamabad: Disgraced nuclear scientist A Q Khan`s Tehrik-e-Tahaffuz Pakistan party has asked the Election Commission to allot a missile as its election symbol.
The party sent the request to the Election Commission a week ago, Geo News channel quoted its sources as saying.
The poll panel is expected to decide on allotting symbols to various parties during its next meeting.

The Tehrik-e-Tahaffuz Pakistan is one of 19 new parties that were recently registered by the Election Commission ahead of next year`s general election.

It is not yet clear if Khan himself will contest the polls.

Khan, 76, was placed under house arrest in 2004 after he confessed on state-run television to running a clandestine nuclear proliferation ring that provided technology and know-how to countries like Libya and North Korea.

However, he is regarded as a hero in Pakistan for his role in the programme to develop nuclear weapons.


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First Published: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 20:48

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