'Disgraced' Pak nuclear scientist calls for grand political alliance to 'save country'
Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan has stressed upon the 'patriotic political parties' to unite at one platform and set up a grand alliance to 'save the country'.
Khan said this while addressing a joint press conference with Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hasan, reports The Dawn.
He said there was no dearth of resources in Pakistan, which had successfully built the nuclear bomb and missiles making the country's defense impregnable.
Khan had recently formed the Tehreek-e-Tahafuzz Pakistan (TTP), which will contest general elections due in 2013. Khan, however, would not be a candidate for any public office and would only guide the party as its chairman.
The TTP is critical of the current government and all political parties who have remained in power for their "corruption and misrule".
Earlier in 2004, Khan had admitted that he ran a nuclear black-market, and sold secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea. But he later retracted his remarks and in 2009 was freed from house arrest, although he was asked to keep a low profile.