NUCLEAR scientist and builder of Pakistan's nuclear programme Dr AQ Khan has said that he will prefer to work for educational uplift and social welfare rather than doing more for the atomic programme, should he get freedom and Allah blessed him with more potential to work. He was taking to the Waqt News TV in an exclusive interview on Thursday. Dr Khan said that the restrictions laid on him had not been lifted, only some relief had been given which included permission and facility to see old friends. Talking about his health conditions, he said that he was not in a good health and often had blood pressure while the doctor inspected him twice a week. He said that he had an intention to attend to his works again if God blessed him with good health. In reply to a question, he said God has blessed him with peace and patience: time is passing on very well: saying prayers and reciting the Holy Quran are his routine activities. Answering another question about KRL budget, the nuclear scientist said that the budget had never exceeded 25 million dollars, which also included salaries and educational projects expenses. Dr Qadeer said that his brother who had been very sick was better now and he would go to Karachi soon after his brother shifted to home from the hospital. He said that the people who had the least concern with the education had become the monopolists of it. Talking about Youm-e-Takbeer, he said that he was very happy on the eve. "The entire nation knows that we made the country an atomic power," he added. Dr Khan thanked Nawa-i-Waqt and Waqt News TV for the interview, adding that his first interview was with Nawa-i-Waqt on Feb 10, 1984, which made him well known. Agencies add: Dr AQ Khan rebuked Pervez Musharraf on Thursday, saying the country has 'gone to the dogs' in the last 10 years. In an unusually candid interview with a private TV channel, Dr Khan also complained of myriad health problems since he was put under house arrest. Speaking by phone from his Islamabad residence, Dr Khan said that the test had proved sceptics in the West wrong that 'we were not capable of doing anything'. Yet hopes that Pakistan could then make progress in economic development after becoming 'self-sufficient' in national defence had not been realised, he said. "This has not happened. The last 10 years, the country has gone to the dogs," Dr Khan said. "People are hungry. You see the (rising) prices and all." Asked if he blamed Musharraf for the nation's problems, Dr Khan said: "The team leader is to be responsible for the failure of the team but all those who were with him did not assert themselves and do a proper job." Dr Khan said that the government should be given time to cope with Pakistan's many problems. Dr Khan's forthright comments touching on the nation's volatile politics appear to reflect his increasing confidence in speaking out and the diminishing standing of Musharraf. Dr Khan said that most of the facts about the scandal were widely known but there would be further revelations to come about the country's nuclear proliferation scandal. But when asked what was yet to be revealed, he said: "They will be out, there are some things - they will be out in time, when an appropriate time is there." Dr Khan said that there were certain subjects he could not talk about because of the "national interest". Dr Khan told the channel that the restrictions on his movements had not been relaxed although he was allowed out of his house to visit the Academy of Sciences this month to mourn a former colleague. Dr Khan said he was free to use the phone but soldiers still guard his house in a swank area of Islamabad and "only a very few people have been allowed to come and see me." Dr Khan said his health had deteriorated because of his detention. He said he had suffered many illnesses including deep vein thrombosis and prostate cancer - for which he underwent surgery last year.