Dr AQ Khan protocol restored on LHC orders

LHC summons deputy attorney general and directs him to restore security protocol in compliance with court orders.


Express September 28, 2010

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) restored the security protocol of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan on Monday and issued a contempt of court notice to the Federation to clear its position on October 8.

Justice Ijaz Chaudhry summoned the deputy attorney general and directed him to restore the security protocol of Dr Qadeer in compliance with the court orders.

Earlier, Dr Qadeer had written to Justice Ijaz, stating that the government is not implementing the court orders and his movements are still restricted in the name of protocol.

Dr Qadeer had claimed that the protocol given to him by the Federation was in violation of fundamental rights as he had been barred from meeting his relatives, political leaders or media representatives.

No foreign access for interrogation

Pakistan said on September 26 that it would not allow any foreign country to interrogate Dr A Q Khan, a clear rebuff to a top US diplomat who unveiled a fresh demand for access to the nuclear scientist.

COMMENTS (1)

Khalid Mumtaz | 11 years ago | Reply If this is the way to 'honour' national heroes then we have no nation. Dr. Qadeer contributed significantly to the development of Pakistan's nuclear status. The nuclear deterrence theory may not have sounded right in 1998 or earlier but today its importance can be realized by all. The least we can do is to accord him due respect. The proliferation of nuclear weapons remains a moot question as long as a single weapon exists in the world.On what criteria do some nations have the right to have nuclear weapons and others do not? No one nation can be considered more responsible than others. Unfortunately the world continues the old game of power politics and there are some human beings considered more equal than others.In what respect is the life of a poor villager in Asia less precious than that of someone living in the west? Till mankind achieves a better level of civilization a nuclear umbrella may be the best method to secure safety for the weak against the strong. Dr. Qadeer helped Pakistan achieve a level of respect in the comity of nations and he deserves all accolades in this respect.
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