Pakistan has not yet requested Britain for Musharraf’s extradition: Cameron

April 6th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI  

David Cameron Islamabad, April 6(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that his government has not yet received any formal application from Pakistan for the extradition of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.

“Pakistan has not yet made any request in this regard, and a proper application was needed to proceed further in the matter,” The News quoted Cameron, as saying.

The British premier’s remarks came during his one-day visit to Pakistan on Tuesday, when he was asked whether his government had declined to hand over Musharraf, for whom an Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi has issued non-bailable arrest warrants thrice for his alleged role in former prime minister Benazir’s murder.

“We don’t have an extradition treaty between Britain and Pakistan. We would look into any warrants that are produced. There has to be a formal application (filed) in a proper way,” the Dawn quoted Cameron, as replying.

Musharraf, during whose presidency former Prime Minister Benazir’s assassination took place in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, was not named an accused in the original FIR, but the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) later required him for investigation and named him in the case suspecting him of abetment/conspiracy, following which the court issued non-bailable arrest warrants thrice for him.

The notice, however, remained un-executed the third time as well, as no arrest of Musharraf, who lives in London, could come about. (ANI)

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