ISLAMABAD - Islamabad High Court (IHC) was seized with three important cases on Monday but could not proceed with any of them due to improper assistance by the federal government. The cases listed before Chief Justice Islamabad High Court (IHC), Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam include petitions questioning disappearance of a doctor from Rawalpindi, detention of Dr A Q Khan and release of chief Lal Masjid cleric, Moulana Abdul Aziz. During the proceedings, IHC directed a senior official of National Crises Management Cell (NCMC) to personally appear before the court for assisting it in a case regarding a missing doctor. IHC issued these directives for Col (r) Javed Iqbal Lodhi, Director NCMC during the hearing of a petition questioning the disappearance of Dr Abdul Razaq, a doctor who is missing from Rawalpindi since September last year. In the plea raised before IHC by Afzoona Kausar wife of missing Dr Razzaq, it has been alleged that operatives of an intelligence agency for unknown reasons have kidnapped her husband. During the hearing of her plea before a single bench of IHC, Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam directed Col (Retd) Lodhi to personally come up before the court on next hearing and assist the bench on the issue. All organs of state including Ministry of Interior and police of twin cities have already informed the court that neither they had any knowledge about the whereabouts of missing doctor nor he has been taken into custody by any intelligence outfit. However, Ministry for Interior had further sought two weeks time from Islamabad High Court for making a fresh statement when the court had asked it to recheck the facts with all departments and agencies working in the security apparatus. Meanwhile, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday deferred the hearing of a petition challenging the detention of nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan for a fortnight on the request of Ministry of Interior. At the outset of the hearing, Additional Secretary Interior appeared before the court and sought more time for submitting reply on the grounds raised in the legal challenge to the prolonged detention of Dr Khan. The Interior Ministry officer was appearning before the bench on court notice. Dr. A Q Khan was represented through his counsels, SM Zafar and Ali Zafar before the court chaired by Chief Justice (IHC) Sardar Muhammad Aslam. The Chief Justice accepted the request and adjourned the hearing for two weeks. During another important case listed before the same bench regarding the bail of detained chief Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam categorically asked government whether it was interested to proceed with the case or not. Federal government had filed several petitions before the IHC seeking cancellation of bail granted by different court to Moulana Aziz in a number of cases. Aziz however is yet to be released as he further faces several cases including those registered on charges of murder and kidnapping. Police had booked him along with many others in more than two dozen case registered in wake of Lal Masjid operation in summer 2007. When no one appeared from the government's side to persue the cancellation petitions, Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam asked whether the govt was serious to precede with its contentions. IHC adjourned the hearing of these petition till Tuesday while directing the federation to come up with a categorical answer about its stance in the case.