ISLAMABAD: The father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb is launching a 100-day campaign to end corruption and urges voters to elect “clean and honest” candidates in polls next year, a senior party official said on Monday. Tehreek-e-Tahafuzz Pakistan will contest general elections due in 2013, secretary-general Chaudhry Khurshid Zaman told a press conference in Islamabad.
Dr AQ Khan would not be a candidate for any public office and would guide the movement as its chairman, Zaman said. Zaman said from Tuesday, Dr Khan would kick off his 100-day campaign during which he would address bar associations, university students and chambers of commerce and industries across the country.
The starting point would be the town of Kahuta where Dr Khan would address the local bar association, Zaman said. He said that the party “most likely will make an alliance with right-wing parties.