“We Will Eat Grass -But We will Make it(The Atom bomb)”- Zulfikar Ali Bhutto,1972.THE NUCLEAR GRASS -HOW MUCH GRASS PAKISTAN ATE FOR THE NUCLEAR BOMB.
True to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto`s words in 1972.. “The People of (Pakistan) will eat grass.. for thousands of years… but will make an Atom Bomb” –
Known to be the first Islamic nation nation to posses the N- bomb,Pakistan ate substantial tonnes of grass to clandestinely acquire the nuclear bombs.
As the center stage in the cold war politics,the puppet state thrived well on their funds and also backed by its friendly Arab nations.China its long trusted friend gave the much needed assistance technically.
These were to handy fuel to the fire ignited the prospects for the N-bomb acquisition which nearly amounts to 100 N-Warheads.’
The quest for the Nuclear grass arose during and not as a just a response to the 1974 – Indian nuclear testing but to the Much needed Pride factor & already belligerent instincts that Pakistan is known for.
The burden of the clandestine acquisition was borne out by the Pakistani Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), the Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) or to be more precise THE A.Q.KHAN NETWORK. The program began from January 20, 1972 and saw the first glimpse of testing on May 28, 1998 in the Chagai Hills.Bhutto was the chief political architect and the idea of nuclear Pakistan cradled from his ‘MULTAN MEETING ‘ where the N-Thirst began.
A.Q KHAN stole the much needed designs from the laboratory he was working,and the Nuclear grass from the international nuclear mafia countries ,China being its god-father.
Chinese strong urge to contain Indian and the jaggery of economics compelled it to these help Pakistan.
American unwillingness to contain and anger Pakistan at those times gave the much needed time,fuel and transformed it as spit-fire that now endangers the world peace.
Further from this Pakistani pool of proliferation’s ,a concerted endeavor is needed by the world itself save from an eminent apocalypse.