Interior Ministry files petition against Dr AQ Khan for non-cooperation

Petition filed in ISlamabad High Court says Dr AQ Khan is not cooperating with the govt with regards to security.


Express June 07, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry filed a petition against nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan in the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday.

The petition filed by the Interior Ministry states that Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is not cooperating with the Pakistan government with regards to his security.

In 2009, the Islamabad High Court had declared the scientist to be a free citizen but had imposed some restrictions on his movement due to security concerns.

Today’s (Tuesday's hearing was chaired by the Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court Justice Iqbal Hameed. Security officials who appeared before the court, raised serious objections against Khan’s frequent travelling and meetings, fearing that it would put his life at risk. They also voiced concerns regarding his communication with the press.

The chief justice has issued a legal notice to Dr Khan and said that any final decision would be taken after hearing the defendant’s arguments.

COMMENTS (15)

MUNIB | 10 years ago | Reply Hero? He is just a hard working fellow who copy pasted knowledge from HOLAND to PAK and thats it !!
ScoobyDoo | 10 years ago | Reply @RK I differ you, he is an employee of US embassy Islamabad. 2.Should the armies of the whle world banned because they are hero for one side and terrorist for the other?. Should the religions be banned as at some point they differ with the other religions?. The world is heading towards compulsory unversalized opinion for existence
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