New Delhi :
Father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan on Saturday said that Pakistan is capable of targeting Indian capital Delhi from Kahuta near Rawalpindi in five minutes.
Dr. Khan made this statement while addressing the rally on the anniversary of first nuclear tests, which were carried out under his supervision in 1998.
Pakistan could have become a nuclear power as early as 1984 but the then president General Zia ul Haq ‘opposed the move. Genereal Zia who ruled Pakistan from 1979 to 1988, opposed the nuclear testing as he believed that the world would intervene militarily, he added.
Regretting the treatment he said that ‘Pakistan would never have achieved the feat of becoming first Muslim nuclear country without his services.’ Khan in 2004 was forced to accept t responsibility for nuclear proliferation and live a life of semi house arrest.