Talks with British govt in progress to bring back Nawaz: FM

There is a possibility of extradition but it is lengthy and complicated process, says Qureshi

Our Correspondent February 14, 2021
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. PHOTO: FILE


Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said that talks were in progress with the British government to bring back the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Nawaz Sharif.

“The incumbent government is trying to bring back Nawaz Sharif. There is a possibility of extradition but it is lengthy and complicated process,” he said while talking to media persons here.

To a question about some MPAs parting ways with the PTI, Qureshi said that he did not know about any MPA who left the party. However, he said if there would be any angry MPA, they (party) will talk to lawmaker concerned.

To another question about alleged horse-trading in Senate elections, the FM said the PTI-led government wanted an open ballot. “The menace of horse-trading will die itself in case of open ballot,” he added.

About alleged sale of votes in Senate elections 2018, Qureshi said: “Who did this sale purchase of votes in 2018 and where it had been done in a house in Islamabad, everyone knew about it. Those who were behind the sale purchase of votes at that time, now, they are once again active.”

Qureshi recalled that both the PPP and the PML N had constituted committees with a promise to punish their parliamentarians involved in horse-trading during the election of Senate chairman.


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