Dr Khans wife refutes Pak govts claim he has been freed

July 4th, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad , July 4 (ANI): Pakistan s nuclear scientist Dr AQ Khans wife Hendrina Khan has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) with a letter belying governments claim that her husband was no more kept under detention.

Her letter said that the deputy attorney-general Raja Abdur Rehman through his incorrect statement had hurt the sentiments of the entire family as her husband had been in solitary confinement for four and a half years. IHC Chief Justice Sardar Mohammad Aslam treated the letter as a petition and fixed it for hearing on Friday.

In her letter, Ms Khan said that her husband was innocent and had not committed any offence, but no visitor was being allowed to meet him which was against the spirit of justice.

The security arrangements at her house were also a farce to befool the public, the letter said, adding that the family was not allowed even to use the telephone while all post, internet and phone calls were either being bugged or censored.

Even the bedroom was not safe as surveillance equipments had been installed there, the letter said and added: Dr Khan is not allowed even to offer prayers in the mosque which is unfair.

This is not the first time when a family member of Dr Khan has refuted the Governments claim that he had been set free. A couple of weeks ago his elder daughter had said that her father was not being allowed to meet his guests without prior permission from the government and that even his phones were being tapped. (ANI)

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