Islamabad: Pakistan government will seek assistance from law enforcement agencies in Britain to extradite former President Pervez Musharraf to ensure his appearance in court in connection with a case related to former premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
The Federal Investigation Agency will submit the extradition request through the Pakistani High Commission in London and not Interpol as is customary though the matter is expected to be complicated as there is no extradition treaty between Britain and Pakistan.
"We have no extradition treaty with England. Therefore, we are writing through the Pakistani High Commission to UK for Musharraf's extradition," FIA prosecutor Muhammad Azhar Chaudhry was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune newspaper.
Chaudhry said the High Commission will send a summons to Musharraf after consulting the home department of Britain, where the former military ruler has been living in self-exile since early 2009....more
06:09 PM, Feb 22, 2011