Pakistan investigators to seek Musharraf extradition

Islamabad, Feb 13 (PTI) Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency will seek the extradition of former President Pervez Musharraf after his refusal to appear before an anti-terrorism court on charges that he failed to provide adequate security to slain former premier Benazir Bhutto.

Pervez Musharraf

“We have decided to write to the Home Secretary of the UK for General Musharraf’s extradition,” an unnamed senior FIA official was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune newspaper. The decision was made at a meeting chaired yesterday by Interior Minister Rehman Malik, the report said.

An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest of Musharraf after the special prosecutor handling the case alleged that he had not cooperated with the investigation into Bhutto’s assassination.

Pakistan and Britain do not have a formal extradition treaty, which is likely to make the process complicated, said legal expert Salman Akram Raja.





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