Without my services Pakistan would never have been the first Muslim nuclear nation. We were able to achieve the capability under very tough circumstances but we did it.

We all avow to struggle for making this country a welfare state where everyone is allowed to spend life on the basis of social justice and where everyone can live in peace and honour.

Lots of army officers… a large number still believe that I have done my best for this country. They respect me.

When India conducted nuclear tests in 1974 I wrote a letter to then-Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from Holland and offered my services for Pakistani nuclear programme.

Hatred intolerance poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy so were trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.

Well sometimes if I go out to dinner with my family people will come up to me and put their hand across my plate for me to shake sometimes when I have a bite of food in my mouth. I find this a bit disturbing.

We were able and we had a plan to launch nuclear test in 1984 but then President General Zia had opposed the move.

When lab safety procedures arent followed people can get hurt or worse. Lab equipment and chemicals that are improperly handled can result in personal injury and even death.

We have to prepare our students so that they become able to face any challenge rising in any environment and anywhere in the world.

Nation should be rest assured Pakistan is a safe atomic power. No one can cast an evil eye on it.

It is a dire need for our young scientists to be proficient in running and using their lab equipment rather than depending on their assistants or workers. Once they learn how to use every lab equipment their scientific career is likely to progress smoothly.

There was a general consensus to go for the nuclear test. The whole nation wanted it and it was done properly.

There is a dire need to create awareness regarding proper and safe use of laboratory equipment among lab workers and assistants since it not only affects the worker but the people attached to them.

No money on earth can buy the love and affection that has been given to me by a grateful nation.

We have a safe and good command-and-control system. Nobody can take away any nuclear weapon from Pakistan.

I see my future with my family with my grandsons and daughters and I want to look after some welfare institutions I had set up at different places in the country with the help of expatriate Pakistanis.

I am an innocent man but I dont want to indulge in any controversy.

People go out of their way to show the love and respect for me. It is very gratifying.

I have to ask Allahs forgiveness and not get angry because they come to me out of love and its not fitting that I should turn to them in hatred.

Are they happy with our God? Are they happy with our prophet? Are they happy with our leader? Never. I dont care about rest of the world. I care about my country.

Some people are ok with doing nothing all day after they retire but then some people if they had nothing to do would go mad and start banging their heads against a wall.

I had no political background. Thats why PM Bhutto gave me the responsibility of the nuclear programme and we acquired nuclear capability in a span of mere six years which was a great milestone.