Special Ministerial Committee reviews extradition treaty with UK

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The meeting of Special Ministerial Committeemade important decisions on the repatriation of culprits between Pakistan and Britain.

The meeting, which was chaired by Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, decided that extradition of culprits from both countries will be conducted in the best interest of the people.

It also decided that UK authorities will be consulted further before presenting the agreement to the federal cabinet.

The agreement would allow Pakistan and UK to repatriate their convicted criminals. It will only allow the repatriation of citizens who have been sentenced by the relevant courts. After consultation with the UK, the draft agreement will be submitted to the Federal Cabinet for final approval.

The first round of negotiations on a criminal extradition treaty was held in October 2019.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Human Rights Minister Dr. Shireen Mazari and Adviser on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar attended the meeting.

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