Friday, March 19, 2004

Khan's family leaves

AQ Khan's family has fled Pakistan:

Supreme Court was informed on Thursday that family of the detained nuclear scientists Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has gone abroad.

At the very outset of the hearing of petitions challenging detention of Dr Khan and other scientists, Chief Justice Supreme Court Nazim Hussain Siddiqui asked, "why petition was not filed by any relative of Dr Qadeer Khan?.

Advocate Ikram Chaudhry submitted that, family of Dr Khan including his spouse and daughters have gone abroad.

CJ asked had his son-in-law also gone to London?.

Counsel submitted that he has been trying to contact family members of Dr A Q Khan, but failed to make any contact.


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