Gordon Corera, author of Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the AQ Khan Network, has written about Dina Khan’s first statement since her father AQ Khan’s arrest in 2004. Dina Khan told Corera:
“The investigation into the nuclear scandal was officially closed months ago, yet my father’s situation remains unchanged. Perhaps the hope is to have him rot quietly at home, forgotten by all.”
AQ Khan, a man dubbed by former CIA director George Tenet as being “at least as dangerous as Osama Bin Laden,” is known as the Father of the Bomb in Pakistan. Of course the bomb did not stay in Pakistan – Khan is responsible for selling nuclear technology to some of the worlds most dangerous states. Corera’s book is a comprehensive account of what it took to take down Khan’s network, and how it was done.
Corera’s full article is available here.