Dr A Q Khan fresh application against his detention dismissed

Friday, October 31, 2008 Leave a Comment

Chief Justice Islamabad High Court (CJIHC) Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam had dismissed fresh application filed against the detention of Dr A Qadir Khan being non maintainable remarking that in the light of Supreme Court’s previous decisions only aggrieved person could file application against his detention in Habeas corpus cases therefore, Dr A Q Khan or his family should move the court if he wanted to seek justice.

At the inception of the hearing Javed Iqbal counsel for Dr A Q Khan argued his client was being kept in illegal detention since the last five years under the verbal orders of former president Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf. No statement in writing had been made pubic in this connection, he added.

Chief Justice observed verdict had already been given on a petition related to this matter. A review petition pertaining to this case was also dismissed later. Detailed judgment about his detention was pronounced on July, 21 with the mutual consent of all parties, he remarked. If Dr A Q Khan wanted justice then he himself or his wife or daughter should approach the court. In the light of previous verdicts of supreme court only affected person had privilege to move the court in connection with habeas corpus petition, he further observed.

Dr Qadir Khan contacts the media and issues the statement which comes under criticism, he observed. As to why Dr Khan does not approach the court. He himself should file application in the court along with his affidavit, CJIHC remarked.

Counsel for Dr A Q Khan submitted government was not implementing court’s July, 21 decision. Former Director General ISI tried to meet Dr A Q Khan but he was not allowed.

CJIHC remarked whether or not Dr A Q Khan wanted to meet former DG ISI. “You have been earlier asked to present before the court list of those persons who want to meet Dr A Q Khan. However this list has not been provided so far. The whole nation wants to meet Dr A Q Khan. But every one cant not be allowed to meet him”, he further observed.