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Pakistan: Politics and Government

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of reports that the Government of Pakistan has relaxed the conditions of AQ Khan's house arrest; and whether he has made representations to the Government of Pakistan on this subject. (148959)

We have noted recent press reports that some of AQ Khan's house arrest restrictions have been eased and our high commission in Islamabad has raised this with the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The MFA has assured us that there has been no change in AQ Khan's status and their official spokesman has also denied the suggestion.