A particular cupboard committee on Monday finalised the suggestions for the Return and Readmission Agreement between Pakistan and UK and determined to ship the draft to London for session earlier than submitting it to the federal cupboard for approval.
The committee met right here with Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed within the chair. The assembly was attended by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari. Prime Minister’s Adviser for Interior Shehzad Akbar didn’t attend the assembly.
During the assembly, the ministers pointed to sure anomalies within the provisions within the settlement. Later, the settlement draft was finalised. The committee determined to share the draft settlement with the British authorities for session.
As per the ultimate draft, settlement will enable repatriation of the residents, who’ve been sentenced by the courts and all of the alternatives for submitting these appeals can have been met. The settlement will apply to these convicted, residing illegally in Pakistan or within the UK.
After session with the UK, the Return and Readmission Agreement might be submitted to the Cabinet for closing approval. However, this settlement is separate from the extradition settlement being thought-about by the 2 governments.
The committee determined to conclude the Pakistan-UK Extradition Agreement, which is able to make the extradition of convicted individuals between Pakistan and the United Kingdom attainable. The draft of the Extradition Agreement was despatched to Pakistan from the UK authorities in 2019.
Under the extradition treaty if an individual flees to the UK after being convicted by the courts could be handed over. Pakistan had written for the return of former finance minister Ishaq Dar in 2019 however he had not been despatched again but by the British authorities.