A Q Khan floats own political party
ISLAMABAD: Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist A Q Khan has floated a political forum 'Tehrik-e-Tahaffuz Pakistan' and said he plans to launch a countrywide youth awakening programme ahead of the general election.
Khan, in continous feud with the country's establishment , said he plans to motivate the youth "regarding who to vote for and who not to vote for" , The Express Tribune reported. "I will consistently urge youth to elect honest persons in upcoming elections and stand for survival of the country," he said.
Khan was put under house arrest in 2004 after he admitted to running a secret proliferation ring that provided knowhow and nuclear components to countries like North Korea and Libya. The current government has eased some of the restrictions on Khan. He claimed traditional political parties had failed to deliver on their promises and said his party's campaign would ask the youth not to vote for traditional parties.