Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan's "Father" Of Nuclear Bomb, Released From House Arrest

03/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani nuclear scientist at the centre of the world's largest proliferation scandal, has been freed from five years of house arrest by a court in Islamabad.

Khan, lionised as the "father" of Pakistan's atomic bomb, confessed in 2004 to selling nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya. He was immediately pardoned but detained in his home.

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