Pak court reserves ruling on AQ Khan`s `free movement`?
Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2010, 20:03
  
Lahore: A Pakistani court on Monday reserved till March 24 its verdict on a petition by the federal government seeking restrictions on the free movement of disgraced nuclear scientist AQ Khan.

Earlier, the bench of the Lahore High Court directed lawyers representing Khan and the federal government to try to resolve the matter outside court.

The counsel for the two sides concluded their arguments during in-camera proceedings.

Lawyer Syed Ali Zafar represented Khan while Ahmar Bilal Sufi represented the federal government.

The government has informed the court that several foreign journalists had mentioned in their articles that they were in direct or indirect communication with Khan.

These reporters also attributed sensitive information to Khan, the government said.

The government has demanded that Khan either deny or admit the claims made by the foreign journalists.

74-year-old Khan's counsel challenged the government's allegations, saying he was being restricted even from meeting relatives and getting access to medical facility in the name of security arrangements.

The scientist has also said the ban on his free movement was against his fundamental rights.

PTI


First Published: Monday, March 22, 2010, 20:03


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