ISLAMABAD - A single bench of Islamabad High Court, chaired by Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam, Tuesday directed Additional Secretary, Interior, to appear before the court today (Wednesday) in person and justify the prolonged detention of top nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam also expressed dismay over the attitude of Interior Ministry high-ups who did not bother to submit a detailed reply on the issue despite being directed by IHC on previous date of hearing. The IHC is hearing the issue of Dr Khan's detention on a writ petition filed by Advocate Iqbal Jaffery under Article 199 of the Constitution of Pakistan. The petitioner in his petition has pointed out that Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has been under detention for the last seven years without having an opportunity to defend himself. Even given the fact that his health is fast deteriorating, he is languishing in his house without having any proper medical facility, Jaffery argued. Advocate Jaffery has also stated that there were restrictions on Dr Khan's movement and that he was not allowed to meet even his relatives. During the hearing, the Deputy Attorney General (DAG) informed the court that he was not contacted by the concerned officials over the issue and the Secretary Interior was out of the country. Taking serious note of the situation, the IHC Chief Justice directed the Additional Secretary Interior to appear in person before the court today and justify the government's position regarding the detention of Dr A Q Khan. Meanwhile, another single bench of the IHC comprising Justice Raja Saeed Akram directed the Director General Federal Investigation Agency to take appropriate action against the official responsible for registering a fake FIR against a complainant M Iqbal.