Pakistan to seek extradition of former Nab chairman from Qatar

Pakist­an has issued red warran­ts for Saifur Rehman and wants him to face accoun­tabili­ty.

Our Correspondent July 18, 2012

KARACHI: Pakistan will request the government of the Gulf emirate, Qatar, to deport Saifur Rehman to Pakistan to face accountability for his actions.

The Prime Minister’s advisor on the interior, Rehman Malik, said on Wednesday that red warrants have been issued for the arrest of the former NAB chairman. Rehman has serious allegations against him and must return to Pakistan to face accountability.

Malik said that the Pakistani government has written to the government of Qatar on this matter as Rehman must be sent back to Pakistan to face the charges brought against him.

Speaking on Pakistan’s relations with different countries, Malik said that world powers should not interfere with Pakistan’s internal matters as it is more than capable of making its own decisions which will be in its best interests.

Through the 18th amendment , law and order is a provincial matter but due to the escalating violent situation in Karachi, President Zardari has directed the interior ministry to increase the number of police personnel in the city.

He did not respond to a question about the Arsalan Chaudhry case but maintained said that if the FIA forms another committee, maybe Arsalan would be content with that decision and the case could proceed further.

On the Shia website issue, he said “I have no idea they’ve been banned, but they were posting defamatory and unreasonable images.” He gave directives to IT secretary to restore website.

He criticised the Sharif brothers and alleged that they maintained close links with banned organisations and they have to clarify their relationship with them to the Pakistani government.

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Sindhi_Pakistani | 8 years ago | Reply

Why federal govt is poking its nose in provincial matter of law and order, because instead of helping the situation, it is rather escalating it. It is also against the spirit of 18th amendment and provincial autonomy. Let the Sindh govt resolve their problems on their own, stop federal home minister's excessive control on Sindh. Sindh is not colony. People of Sindh rejects centralized control of province.

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