ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Islamabad High Court here Friday heard a writ petition regarding the alleged detention of nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan and fixed the next hearing of the case for June 24. The Single Bench of Chief Justice Sardar Mohammad Aslam took up the petition that has been filed by advocate M Javed Iqbal Jafferi. Deputy Attorney General Raja Abdur Rehman argued during the proceedings that the writ should be dismissed on the grounds that the petitioner had no blood relation with Dr AQ Khan. He cited a judgment by which a petition filed by Ch Masood Akhtar advocate was dismissed on November 22, 2006 by a three-member bench headed by then Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry on the ground that the petitioner had no blood relation with the scientist. The DAG said the Supreme Court in that judgment had observed that only kith and kin of AQ Khan could approach court if they had any grievances. The DAG sought further time for preparation. Jafferi cited Yahya Khan vs Federation, a habeas corpus case, in which Lahore High Court had ordered his counsel to record retired general's statement and produce it in the court. He said IHC could also summon Dr Khan for recording his statement or obtaining his affidavit. If it is supposed that the IHC cannot hear the case, still it was obligatory for the respondents to submit reply within the stipulated time and non-compliance with the court's order warrants contempt of court proceedings against them, the advocate contended. He stressed that he was a close friend of AQ Khan and was in the process of writing a book about him. During the previous hearing, the same bench had already directed the Deputy Attorney General to present the relevant record. The writ has been filed under Article 199 (21) read with Section 4 (91). The petitioner has also filed an application requesting contempt of court proceedings against the respondents for not submitting a reply. In his writ the petitioner has contended that Dr Khan had been under detention for the last seven years and that he was not allowed to meet his relatives.