LAHORE - A Division Bench of Lahore High Court while suspending an order of a single bench has restricted free movement of renowned nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. The bench while admitting hearing an intra court appeal of Federal Government restored the security protocol of Dr AQ Khan and issued notices to him and other respondents for September 15. The bench comprised Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Muhammad Khalid Alvi. Deputy Attorney General Amir Rehman, on behalf of Federal govt submitted that the single bench while giving interim relief allowed it in whole. He contended that Islamabad High Court had restricted the free movement of Dr. Khan hence LHC could not lift ban on his free movement. He said the LHC had no jurisdiction to proceed with the matter falling within the limit of the Federal area. After hearing the law officers arguments the bench admitted the appeal for regular hearing, observing that the matter will now be heard on September 15. The single bench comprising Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, on a petition of Dr. Khan had restrained the authorities concerned from interfering in his free movement and issued contempt notices to DIG Islamabad and other respondents on Friday last. Dr. AQ Khan had challenged his official protocol, terming it as violation of his fundamental rights. His counsel Barrister Syed Ali Zafar had submitted that since the govt wanted to provide security to him, in view of the sensitive status, Dr. AQ Khan had agreed voluntary to a security protocol which was attached with the order of the court. He submitted that in violation of the court orders and the security package agreed between the parties, Dr. Khan was being restrained at his house.