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Pakistani nuclear scientist 'cleared' of Osama links

Pakistan's retired nuclear scientist Sultan Bashiruddin Mehmood, who was questioned by intelligence agencies for alleged links with the Taleban and Osama bin Laden, was released after officials cleared his name.

Mehmood, who was "nabbed" by on October 24 for "interrogation", was released after being "cleared by the security agencies," a media report said.

The scientist was reported to have been picked up by Pakistan intelligence agencies at the instance of the American officials, who suspected him of transferring nuclear technology to Laden, the Dawn said.

Mehmood and Abdul Majeed, a former chief engineer of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Corporation, were questioned in connection with an NGO founded by them to fund welfare programmes in Afghanistan, a Pakistan official spokesman had said a few days ago.

Monday's report, however, did not refer to Majeed.

Mehmood was a "staunch supporter" of the Taleban militia and had resigned in protest few years ago as a senior nuclear scientist from PAEC, when the Nawaz Sharif government considered a proposal to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

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