Pak's efforts to extradite Musharraf from UK hits roadblock over death sentence possibility
Islamabad, May 21 (ANI): Pakistan's efforts to have former president Pervez Musharraf extradited from the UK are unlikely to come to fruition as he is facing the possibility of capital punishment in the home country, according to areport.
Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the foreign ministry revealed on April 22 that an extradition treaty between Islamabad and London "remains ambivalent" because the joint judicial team assigned to finalise the accord differed over the likelihood of the 'death sentence'.
According to The Express Tribune, officials of Pakistan's interior and foreign affairs ministries said that Islamabad wants to sign extradition treaties with European countries under the Pakistan Extradition Act, 1972.
"The legal teams of both ministries after detailed interaction with officials of various countries, namely the UK, France, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland and Italy will likely make headway in the near future in this regard," they added.
According to the report, Interior Minister Rehman Malik is also engaged in efforts to sign extradition treaties with various countries, particularly the UK, to bring home various absconding Pakistanis wanted by courts and law enforcement agencies, particularly Musharraf, who is wanted due to his alleged role in Benazir Bhutto's assassination. (ANI)
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