The Federal Government filed a petition at the Lahore High Court on Tuesday, seeking a ban on the free movement of nuclear scientist, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. The petition stated that the liberty granted to Dr. Qadeer is a threat to national security. It has been alleged that the nuclear scientist has shared sensitive information with the international media.

Earlier the High Court had granted permission to Dr. Qadeer to live as a free citizen. The federal government has appealed that the scientist be kept under constant surveillance by authorities and a security escort be assigned to him.

The court has issued notification to Dr. Abdul Qadeer for January 25.