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AQ Khan blames Musharraf for Pakistan's woes

Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist A Q Khan has turned against embattled President Pervez Musharraf, who pardoned him for proliferation activities four years ago, blaming him for the various problems confronting the country that had "gone to the dogs".

Khan, confined to his home for the past four years by Musharraf after he admitted to proliferating nuclear secrets, claimed he had never done anything illegal.

He said he would reveal further details of the proliferation scandal at an "appropriate time".

He said Pakistan has not been able to make much headway in economic development even after becoming "self-sufficient" in defence matters by testing nuclear devices in May 1998.

"This has not happened. (In) the last 10 years, the country has gone to the dogs," he told Dawn News channel in a telephonic interview. "People are hungry. You see the (rising) prices and all."

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