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No unlawful extradition will be allowed

No unlawful extradition will be allowed
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Monday directed the federal government to submit a comprehensive report on whether Pakistan had signed extradition treaties with the United States and the United...

Top Story September 22, 2020 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Monday directed the federal government to submit a comprehensive report on whether Pakistan had signed extradition treaties with the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK).The accused had challenged his extradition to the United States.The court sought a comprehensive report stating if extradition treaties had been signed by Pakistan with the United States and the United Kingdom besides furnishing details about how many Pakistanis had been handed over to these countries and details pertaining to Pakistanisextradited from these countries as well.The court asked Additional Attorney General Sajid Ilyas Bhatti whether extradition treaties had been signed by Pakistan with the UK and the US to which the law officer replied that he would look into it and inform the court.

The court restrained Haroon’s extradition until further orders and summoned the Attorney General for Pakistan and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Meanwhile, the court summoned on the next date of hearing, attorney general for Pakistan and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs directing them to bring with them complete record of prisoners extradited from and to Pakistan from the US and the UK and adjourned hearing for two weeks.

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