Recently Gen (retd) Musharraf said that Dr A Q Khan is not a nuclear scientist. Instead of reacting against Musharraf, Dr Qadeer has lambasted three largest political parties in the country, PPP, PML-N and PTI. Dr Qadeer already owns a political party hence criticism of his competitors might be justified. But it is Gen Musharraf’s comments about him that need clarification. Musharraf has treated Dr Qadeer as an ordinary ‘mechanic’ rather then an accomplished scientist.Dr Qadeer was always fond of fame and popularity. He made political statements even when he held sensitive positions. Now it’s time he weighed his words carefully. It is better to be quiet and considered a fool than opening one’s mouth and leaving no doubt. The wise have said. DR JAFFER KAPADIA, Lahore, September 17.