UK re­jects Pak­istan plea for de­port­ing Ishaq Dar

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LON­DON: UK has re­jected Pak­istan plea for de­port­ing former fi­nance min­is­ter Ishaq Dar.

Pak­istan had re­quested Bri­tish gov­ern­ment to de­port Ishaq Dar but this plea has been re­jected.

Bri­tish gov­ern­ment while re­ject­ing the plea took the stance that there is room in law on this count but no ex­tra­di­tion treaty ex­ists be­tween Pak­istan and UK. Pak­istan should for­mally con­tact gov­ern­ment in this con­nec­tion.

Ishaq Dar and his wife who are liv­ing in UK at present were hold­ing diplo­matic pass­ports which have been can­celled by for­eign min­istry. Re­port in this re­gard has also been filed in Supreme Court.

Ac­cord­ing to law it was bind­ing on Ishaq Dar to re­turn his and his wife diplo­matic pass­ports within 30 days af­ter quit­ting his of­fice. Later they were to be is­sued gen­eral pass­ports.

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