Former nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan has claimed in the Supreme Court that he was forced to sign a letter of consent on an earlier petition, as a result of which the petition was dismissed by the Islamabad High Court on February 6, 2009.
Lawyers Taufiq Asif and Sheikh Ehsanuddin submitted a written letter from the scientist in which Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan claimed that he was pressured to sign a letter regarding the earlier settlement.
A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Yahya Afridi issued notices to the Strategic Planning Division and Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan and directed them to file a reply to Dr. Abdul Qadir's appeal.
The Supreme Court heard the petition of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan for free movement and implementation of fundamental rights. He had filed this appeal against the decision of the Lahore High Court dated September 25, 2019.
In which the appeal of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan was rejected due to a lack of jurisdiction in the context of special security measures by the state.
Earlier, the Islamabad High Court had said in its decision on the petition of the accused that the petitioner is an independent citizen and at the same time dismissed the petition in the case of Anchor-A.
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