LAHORE - The Lahore High Court has summoned the Interior Ministry Secretary for May 21 on a petition against governments restriction on movement of nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. On Monday, Nazir Ahmed, Deputy Secretary Interior, submitted a report in the court stating that the security protocol earlier agreed with AQ Khan was being implemented, and that there was no bar on his mobility except a security protocol for him. Barrister Syed Ali Zafar, counsel for AQ Khan, opposed it saying that there were restrictions on the movement of the scientist, which was a violation of the order of LHC given on March 29. On this, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry said that the reply was not submitted on behalf of the government, adding that it should be filed by the Interior Secretary personally. The court also directed that in the meantime, in case of any complaints by AQ Khan, the Attorney-General Pakistan should be informed for redressal of the grievances. On behalf of the AGP, the Deputy Attorney-General assured the Court that the AGP would abide by the directions of the Court. AQ Khan through his counsel had challenged the illegal restraint on his freedom of movement and liberty imposed by the government under the garb of security. He submitted that the government was relying on an illegal document called protocol to impose security on him. Khan emphasised that under the illegal protocol he was required to act upon the advice of an officer of the government in respect of his mobility and that such terms violated his fundamental rights. Barrister Zafar explained that the former AGP had committed to the court that Dr Khans movements would not be restrained. He was only required to inform the security agencies half an hour prior to his travel. But as soon as the ex-AGP resigned the government started re-imposing the illegal provisions of said protocol. He pointed out that Col Arif, a security officer deputed at Dr Khans residence, was insisting upon restraining Khans movement and freedom. Dr Khan has prayed that the government cannot stop him from any visits without his consent, and that any of the onerous conditions in the order of the defunct Islamabad High Court of February 6, 2009 are not binding.