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28 August, 2009

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered to end Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan’s official protocol immediately and issued contempt of court notices to district magistrate and DIG Islamabad and summon them on September 4.

Dr. Abdul Qadeer had filed an appeal with the Lahore High Court to end his ‘official protocol’ at earliest. His legal counsel, Dr. S. M. Zafar has prayed that according to this ‘protocol’, provided on behest of (now defunct) Islamabad High Court Dr. Qadeer Khan had to report to police in advance about his visits. The appeal also mentions the ‘sense of being interned’ despite being officially declared as free.

Justice Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry of LHC in his remarks said Islamabad High Court verdict should be implemented fully. The court has adjourned the hearing till September 4.

Moreover, Atomic scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan said if mischievous attitude continued with him in the name of security protocol, he will unveil sensitive issues.

In an exclusive interview to our sources after Lahore High Court’s verdict, Dr. Qadeer said the elements he served most treated him maliciously. He said he never talked with anyone during five-year home confinement.

Dr. Khan expressed sorrow over the maltreatment and said in reply of accusations, I am leaving this issue on God.

Replying to a question, Dr. Khan said he will go to Supreme Court if Lahore High Court decision could not implemented. He praised the judiciary and said present judiciary comprised of brave judges. Dr. Khan said he wants freedom of movement like any other free citizen of the country.


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