UK-Pakistani extradition treaty in 'final stages'

[JURIST] An extradition treaty between Pakistan and Britain is in the "final stages", according to a spokesman for the Pakistani government. The official declined to elaborate on how many wanted persons may be traded between the two countries after the treaty is finalized. No such formal agreement between the two countries presently exists, but previous informal arrangements have resulted in extraditions. The treaty is also designed to facilitate travel between the UK and Pakistan by legal residents and bolster anti-terrorism initiatives in the UK [JURIST report]. AFP has more.

 

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