Lahore- Renowned nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has disclosed that former President Pervez Musharraf had decided to hand him over to the United States, but thanks to former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali, who sacrificed his position and saved him from going into US custody.

Speaking at a function today, Dr Qadeer said Musharraf had got ready an aircraft to fly him to the US and issued instructions to then Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali, for getting approval from the Cabinet. He said Mr Jamali showed exemplary courage and refused to obey the order, of the military dictator.

The nuclear scientist said that Pakistan can overcome the energy and other crises, if the rulers are sincere. He stressed that foremost requirement to overcome the challenges, is an honest leadership and elimination of corruption. He said he had always protected the interests of Pakistan and if need be, he was ready to give every sacrifice as he wants to see a prosperous and developed Pakistan.

Dr Qadeer regretted that whoever comes as a ruler, his first priority becomes plundering of national wealth, as a result of which the country is facing innumerable problems and difficulties of the poor people are increasing day by day. He said, due to wrong policies of Pervez Musharraf, the country is in the grip of terrorism.