Despite court orders 'invisible' security cover still exists around AQ Khan's residence

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Islamabad, Aug.31 (ANI): While the Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered removal of all security restrictions on disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, there still exists an 'invisible' security blanket around his residence.

According to The Daily Times, when a team of journalists visited Khan's house on Sunday, security officials dressed in civil dress, suddenly appeared and started enquiring them about the reason behind their visit.

When the journalists asked security officials why they were camping outside the house even after court's order, they said they were serving Khan.

"Everyone, including us, are Dr Khan's servants and we are here to serve him," they said.

When enquired, a police spokesman denied presence of any security guard near Khan's residence.arlier, Khan had also objected to the presence of security officials, saying restrictions on him continued despite LHC's verdict.

"Police are still standing outside my residence. They are still asking people questions. I am not aware of any softening in the security cover," he said.

"I want to move freely, stop wherever I like and be able to travel to Karachi or Dubai of my own free will, and not at the directions of the security people," he added.

The LHC had directed the district magistrate and DIG Islamabad to end Khan's official protocol with immediate effect on Friday (August 28).

The court also summoned both officials to appear before it on September 4 and explain the reason to keep Khan in captivity under the pretext of protocol.

Khan had moved a petition in the Lahore Court challenging his official protocol, terming it a hindrance. (ANI)

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