LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Thursday directed the lawyers of both the federal government and Dr AQ Khan to solve amicably the issue of security, protocol of the nuclear scientist by March 5. Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry ordered Attorney General Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan to visit the residence of Dr AQ Khan again to solve the issue, otherwise the court will decide the matter itself. The judge issued these directions during in-camera proceedings on two petitions. On of the petitions was filed by federal government seeking restrain on Dr Khan from free movement. Other petition was filed by AQ Khan, in which he had challenged the restriction on his movement by the government. During hearing of the case, the AGP told the court that he had a meeting with Dr AQ Khan and discussed the security issues. He said he will hold another meeting with the national hero on March 3, which would prove successful in resolving the matter out of court settlement. Barrister Syed Ali Zafar appeared on behalf of Dr AQ Khan while Ahmar Bilal Soofi representing federal government, who briefed the media about in-camera proceedings. In this case the court had already restored security protocol of Dr Khan as per agreed before Islamabad High Court, which restricts him from moving without security clearance and giving statements to media. Whereas, Dr Khan had objected governments plea that he had been giving interviews to local or foreign media. On his request the court also directed the government not to restrain him from meeting relatives and allow medical facility. LHC sets aside divorce proceedings The Lahore High Court (LHC) has set aside divorce proceedings before Chairman Arbitration Council, Cantonment Board which started on a notice sent by a man to his wife, both residing in Romania. The proceedings before arbitration counsel were challenged by Wajiha Haris, a Pakistani national residing in Romania, through her counsel Taffazul H Rizvi. Her husband Haris Hanif had sent a divorce notice to her whom she married in 1994 in Lahore. Her counsel argued that the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961 was applicable to all Pakistanis whether residing in or out of country whose marriage was registered under the said ordinance. He said the ministry of foreign affairs was empowered to appoint Pakistani Missions abroad to discharge functions of the chairman under the said ordinance. Justice Umar Ata Bandial after hearing the arguments declared the impugned proceedings before chairman arbitration council as illegal and directed the man in Romania to approach Pakistani Mission in Romania for giving the notice of divorce under section 7 of the Muslim Family Laws. JAP hails appointment of judges through commission Judicial Activism Panel (JAP) has hailed the appointment of judges through Parliamentary Commission (PC) as proposed by the Constitutional Amendment Committee (CAC) to be tabled in the Parliament before March 23. The proposed amendments are on the lines as set out in Charter of Democracy (CoD). Constitution may be amended by Act of Parliament as given in Article 238 and 239 and such amendments, if so made, would be hallmark for the restoration of democracy in its true sense. The JAP said it would ensure the independence of judiciary as well as burying of nepotism, favouritism and definitely discarding of any political affiliations for the purposes of appointment of judges as set out in Article 177 and 193 of the Constitution. It said parliamentary has the sole prerogative to amend the constitution, as proposed by the CAC, to overcome the lacunas and short falls, so, at this juncture nobody has the right to comment on these proposed amendments until and unless the Parliament turned down such amendments and Parliamentary Committee allowed public hearing on this issue.