Today the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday concluded the case of nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan and declared him a “free citizen”.

The nuclear scientist can move freely within Pakistan, the court’s verdict said.

“Dr Qadeer can move freely and continue his activities,” Justice Ijaz Chaudhry said while wrapping up the petition’s hearing.

The court advised the Attorney-General to remain in contact with Dr Khan so that his free movement is ensured.

In an earlier hearing, Khan’s counsel, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar, argued that the government had illegally restricted his movement in the name of security.

“Dr Qadeer is the country’s hero but he could enjoy freedom only within his house,” said Zafar.

“An agreement signed with the government at the time of former Attorney-General Anwar Mansoor was violated after his resignation,” he added.

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