Thursday , April 2 2020

No steps are practically taken for Dar’s extradition: Supreme Court

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Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan reprimanded on Tuesday over the matter of extradition of former finance minister Ishaq Dar.

Sources informed that Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took up the case under a three-judge membership and questioned the matter of Dar’s absence before the apex court in corruption case against him. He is accused to have own assets that are worth Rs831.7 million, which is beyond his known means of income.

Apex court was very much unhappy over the slow progress and remarked, “the government has not taken any practical steps to bring Dar back to Pakistan,” He said that only letters are being written to the government which will be of no use if practically nothing is done.

Foreign Officers informed the bench that ministry has written several letters to the British Central Authority and their response is yet to be received.

The hearing was adjourned for one month after hearing this.

During previous hearings the Supreme Court told the British authorities had agreed to extradite Ishaq Dar. Moreover, The federal ministry officers told judges that UK foreign ministry also gave us a questionnaire comprising of 27 questions regarding this case, the questionnaire is handed over to NAB.

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