Lahore High Court to give verdict in A Q Khan’s case on March 22

March 12th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar. 12 (ANI): The Lahore High Court will give its verdict on a petition filed by controversial Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr A Q Khan on March 22.

In his petition, Khan has challenged government’s ban curtailing his movement.

On March 6, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry had directed the government and Dr Khan’s counsels to hold discussions, and then submit written suggestions for the resolution of the issue, the Daily Times reports.

On Thursday, the judge held an in-camera hearing and then reserved the judgment until March 22.

The federal government had moved a petition requesting the LHC to restrain Khan from giving interviews and meeting people without security clearance.

The scientist had in turn filed an application challenging the government’s ban preventing him from meeting relatives and restrictions on provision of medical supplies under the garb of a court order.

The judge has directed the Pakistan government to allow Khan access to medical facilities and freedom to meet his relatives.

He, however, dismissed another application filed by Khan, requesting the LHC to hold case proceedings in open court. (ANI)

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