LONDON (92 News) – Pakistan and the UK government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will provide a legal basis for the extradition of former finance minister Ishaq Dar to Pakistan.
In a tweet, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said he held meetings with UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field during his stay in London over the past week.
“UK signs first ever MoU for extradition to Pakistan, setting legal basis for extradition of Ishaq Dar in absence of a treaty,” he said.
“Productive two days meetings in London with UK Home Secretary @sajidjavid & FCO MoS @MarkFieldUK. UK signs first ever MoU for extradition to Pakistan, setting legal basis for extradition of Ishaq Dar in absence of a treaty,” he tweeted.
On May 23, the UK home secretary had tweeted: “Pleasure to meet with @ShazadAkbar again this morning to discuss progress on UK-Pakistan efforts to tackle corruption.”
NAB expedites efforts to issue red warrants for Ishaq Dar
Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau
(NAB) has expedited efforts to issue the red warrants for former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and his repatriation through the Interpol.
Sources said that the NAB would soon write to the Interior Ministry with regard to the issuance of red warrants.
The NAB has decided to leave no stone unturned to bring former finance minister Ishaq Dar to Pakistan.
The sources said that the NAB had decided to approach a court if Interior Ministry cooperation was not forthcoming.
The ministry had rejected an earlier NAB plea for placing Dar’s name on the ECL.
Meanwhile, the 90-day leave was granted as a federal minister has ended. However, his name remains on the list of ministers on the Press Information Department website.