Renowned nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan has said that North Korea received centrifuges from Pakistan in a 2000 shipment supervised by the security forces during the rule of President Pervez Musharraf. Qadeer Khan told a foreign news agency in an interview Friday that the uranium enrichment equipment was sent from Pakistan in a North Korean plane that was loaded under the supervision of Pakistani security officials. He said the security forces had "complete knowledge" of the shipment and that it must have been sent with the consent of President Pervez Musharraf. However, the government sources have completely rejected the statement, saying such reports are part of propaganda against Pakistan's atomic programme.