Lahore High Court declares A Q Khan a free man

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Lahore, Mar. 29 (ANI): While the Lahore High Court has declared controversial Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan a free man, it has barred him from talking about nuclear assets on any platform.

In a Monday judgement, the High Court said that Dr. Khan was free to go wherever he wanted as long as he informed security personnel about his movements, The Dawn reports.

Following the verdict, the Pakistani government said that complete security would be provided to Dr. Khan.

Earlier, in his petition, Khan has challenged the government's ban curtailing his movement.

On March 6, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry had directed the government and Dr Khan's counsels to hold discussions, and then submit written suggestions for the resolution of the issue.

The federal government had moved a petition requesting the LHC to restrain Khan from giving interviews and meeting people without security clearance.

The scientist had in turn filed an application challenging the government's ban preventing him from meeting relatives and restrictions on provision of medical supplies under the garb of a court order.

The judge has directed the Pakistan government to allow Khan access to medical facilities and freedom to meet his relatives. ANI)

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