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Qadeer Khan seeks nation's forgiveness

Islamabad: The architect of Pakistan's nuclear programme Wednesday asked the nation to "pardon him" for his unauthorised transfer of nuclear technology to other countries. In a statement read out on state television, Khan accepted full responsibility for all leaks of nuclear data and sought clemency from President Pervez Musharraf. Khan "has accepted full responsibility for all the nuclear proliferation activities which were conducted by him during the period in which he was at the helm of affairs of the Khan Research Laboratories, the statement said.

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