`Part of Libyan money for Pak N-secrets transferred to India`

A portion of the USD 5 million given by Libya for clandestine purchase of secret nuclear technology from Pakistan was transferred to India and Singapore.

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2011, 15:49 PM IST

Washington: A portion of the USD 5 million
given by Libya for clandestine purchase of secret nuclear
technology from Pakistan was transferred to India and
Singapore, claims a secret ISI report circulated among western
intelligence agencies.

Libya gave USD 5 million to two of the Dubai-based
confidants of disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist A Q Khan
in lieu of drawings and designs of nuclear technology and
plants, according to the ISI report on Islamabad`s illegal
export of nuclear technology, obtained and released by the Fox
News today.

The two individuals were identified as Farooq and Tahir,
who were Tamils of Sri Lankan origin and both of whom lived in
Dubai and worked secretly for A Q Khan for his clandestine
nuclear missions.

"The Libyans gave Farooq/Tahir USD 5 million, some of
which they gave to (one) Dr Niazi, some they transferred to
India, Singapore etc and some was put in the account of the
fictitious Haider Zaman," says the ISI report.

"Some money from this account was used by Tahir for
payments to suppliers etc and some was again donated for
social, welfare and educational projects in Pakistan run by Dr
Khan," it said.

There is no further reference to the Indian trail of the
money.

"Farooq (Sri Lanka) was the main contact with the Libyans
through Dr Niazi. He brought the suppliers in contact with
them and gave copies of all the drawings etc which Dr A Q
Khan had kept in Dubai for discussions with the suppliers,"
the ISI report said.

"These drawings also included those of the device, as Dr
Khan was ordering components from England, Switzerland etc.
His own old notes were also kept there for necessary use.

Farooq and/or Tahir had access to the flat (where these things
were kept) as they were maintaining it and they must have
given copies of all the papers to the Libyans," the ISI said.

PTI