Pakistan, Malaysia sign extradition treaty

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PUTRAJAYA( Malaysia), Feb 04 (APP):Pakistan and Malaysia on Tuesday signed a Treaty of Extradition as part of a cooperative law enforcement process between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Malaysia’s Law Minister Liew Vui Keong inked the Treaty at a ceremony witnessed by Prime Minister Imran Khan and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed, at the PM Office, Putrajaya.

Malaysian premier Mahathir at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Imran Khan said the Treaty “reinforced positive momentum in bilateral relationship by enhancing security and transnational crime cooperation.”

“Any criminal, may it a terrorist or an ordinary criminal, having committed crime in Malaysia and trying to hide in other country with which we have extradition, will not be able to get refuge,” he said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan termed the signed Treaty an important milestone in cooperation with Malaysian in law enforcement sector.He mentioned that a wanted Pakistani criminal involved in a number of murders was extradited from Malaysia even before the signing of Treaty.

 

VNS ISB

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