Lahore High Court seeks reply from Pak Government in A Q Khan case

May 22nd, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, May 22 (ANI): The Lahore High Court has asked the federal government to submit statement of compliance on whether it is complying with its orders for allowing unrestricted movement to nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan.

On Friday, the court expressed its annoyance over the government’s attitude about Khan’s restrictions in the name of security protocol.

According to The Nation, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry sought a reply from the federal government by June 9 on a petition of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan challenging the government’s restriction on his movement in defiance LHC’s earlier order.

The judge observed that the government has stuck to its earlier stance despite the court orders of unrestricted movement of nuclear scientist.

On this the court directed the government to provide a statement of compliance.

The court observed that the legality of the security protocol can be examined by the court if the government insisted on its implementation.

It also said that the fundamental rights of Dr Khan could not be restricted under any circumstances. (ANI)

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