Pak court adjourns hearing of A Q Khan`s petition till Dec 7
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 19:02
Lahore: A Pakistani court today adjourned till December 7 the hearing of a petition filed by disgraced nuclear scientist A Q Khan challenging his security protocol after hearing arguments from his counsel and a government lawyer.

The Lahore High Court had earlier directed the government and Khan to mutually resolve differences over the security arrangements put in place for the scientist but the two sides were unable to do so.

Though Khan was declared a "free man" by the Islamabad High Court earlier this year, security agencies continue to maintain a strict check on his movements and activities.

During today's hearing, Khan's lawyer Ali Zafar said the government had appealed against an interim order of a court setting aside the security arrangements though this could not be done under the law.

The Lahore High Court had suspended a single-judge bench's decision to lift curbs on Khan's movements following an appeal by the federal government.

Khan has claimed in his petition that he is leading a "prisoner's life" due to the restrictions on his movements.


First Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 19:02

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