A petition has been filed in Lahore High Court to stop extradition of five Americans arrested from Sargodha and take proper action against them as per Pakistani laws. Khalid Khawaja maintained in the petition that the held Americans have not presented in the court and no lawyer was allowed to approach them, this is unlawful and comes under habeas corpus. The petition also maintains that these persons might be American spies who can be taken to America by FBI to avoid investigation. Court ordered on Monday that five Americans detained in the country who officials said were seeking to join up with militant groups should not be deported, said a lawyer. The lawyer said the court blocked any attempt to deport the five in response to a request filed by a human rights activist. "They should not be handed over to the FBI or America or any other country until this petition is decided," said lawyer Tariq Asad. "The court has restrained the government from handing the five over," he said. U.S. FBI agents and their Pakistani colleagues have been interrogating the young American Muslims who wanted to go to Afghanistan to fight U.S.-led forces, Pakistani officials said. The five men, students in their 20s from northern Virginia, were detained last week in Sargodha in Punjab province, 190 km (120 miles) southeast of the Pakistani capital Islamabad. The were taken to Lahore on the weekend. The next hearing is expected on December 17. According to documents issued by the police, the five are named Waqar Hussain Khan, Ahmed Minni, Ramy Zamzam, Aman Yemer and Umar Farooq. Karachi police raided a hotel where three of the five men stayed upon arrival in Pakistan two weeks ago. Senior Karachi police official Ghulam Nabi Memon said a mobile telephone and five bags had been recovered in the raid, although nothing significant was found in the bags.