Lahore High Court re-imposes security restrictions on A Q KhanSeptember 2nd, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep.2 (ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday re-imposed security restrictions on nuclear scientist Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan, declaring the earlier verdict of the single-bench court as null and void.
A two-judge LHC bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar suspended the verdict of LHC single bench, lifting the security protocol, after hearing an intra-court appeal on a petition moved by the federal government.
The federal government, in its petition, said the Islamabad High Court (IHC) specified the security protocol of Dr Khan, hence, the LHC is not authorized to nullify it, as it is not the substitute court of IHC.
The LHC had directed the district magistrate and DIG Islamabad to end Khan’s official protocol with immediate effect on August 28.
The court also summoned both officials to appear before it on September 4 and explain the reason to keep Khan in captivity under the pretext of protocol.
Khan had moved a petition in the Lahore Court challenging his official protocol, terming it a hindrance. (ANI)
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