The continued confinement of Dr A.Q. Khan in his house is shameful for the entire nation. This shows the ingratitude of both our rulers and people that the man who brought us on nuclear parity with India is a prisoner in his own home. If Dr Khan had not developed the nuclear weapons, we would have become an underling of the dominant India. We have repaid the favour he has done to the nation by making him a victim of our wickedness. This was the time to use his capabilities to develop night vision binoculars and tactical nuclear weapons and other useful weapons for our armed forces. -DR M. YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, via e-mail, January 10.