Tuesday, November 03, 2009

DAMNED : Who is SBM ?

Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood..

is a Pakistani nuclear engineer ....
He is well known for his contacts and sympathies for Taliban which resulted in ending his prominent engineering career.
He first came to prominence in 1971 when while working at the KANNUP Power Plan in Karachi he invented an instrument, the SBM probe, to check heavy water leaks in nuclear power plants, a problem that was affecting nuclear plants all over the world and is still used worldwide.[2].

opted for early retirement from PAEC in 1999 as he was transfeered to a non technical position by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government due to his opposition to CTBT.

In August 2001, Mahmood and one of his colleagues at Mahmood's Ummah Tameer-e-Nau charity met with Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in Afghanistan.

Mahmood was arrested in Lahore on 19th October 2001 by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence because of his suspected connections with the Taliban.[4]

was declared a terrorist by the U.S PresidentGeorge W. Bush in his televised address on 23 December 2001. Despite clear indications from CIA that he is not involved with any terrorist outfit.[2]

he has been released from the intelligence agencies and placed into house arrest and is still not allowed to meet anyone. In 2006, Mahmood suffered a heart attack....


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