| GEO Pakistan|
| IHC declares Dr A Q Khan a free citizen|
| Updated at: 1251 PST, Friday, February 06, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday declared atomic scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan a free citizen and abolished his house arrest.
IHC Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam while announcing a verdict on several petitions filed against house arrest of Dr A Q Khan declared him a free citizen and said that he is free to move across the country. The allegations against him of nuclear proliferation have not been 'substantiated'.
Due to security reasons, Dr Khan should inform government about his movement in advance.
The verdict has directed the government to provide security to Dr Khan on immediate basis. VVIP security would be given to him.
Dr Khan is free to express his views, talk to media and carry out research and get treatment of doctor of his own choice.