British overseas Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in a joint press convention held with foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in London on Wednesday, assured that "no extradition treaty signed by the United Kingdom would ever allow for politically encouraged extradition".

consistent with a statement launched by way of the Pakistan high fee, foreign Minister Qureshi and British overseas Secretary Hunt held the 4th assessment of Pakistan-uk more advantageous Strategic talk (ESD) at the overseas and Commonwealth office, these days.

"each sides pledged to move ahead with an early conclusion of the extradition treaty and readmission settlement," said the declaration.

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Qureshi, in reaction to seek's declaration to the media, said: "Pakistan does no longer need to apply extradition for political victimisation, that's no longer the concept."

"We feel that extradition is essential. And we've additionally discussed in my meeting with the [British] home secretary that the impediment [...] was the issue of capital punishment and we've resolved that through taking a choice that we are going to make amendments in the Pakistan penal code to cope with this difficulty," said Qureshi.

"So this may no longer be misused, but it's miles a requirement which needs to be mentioned. And you realize, concluded," he brought.

The statements by way of the 2 dignitaries come within the backdrop of stories that an agreement has been reached among Pakistani and British government for the extradition of former finance minister Ishaq Dar to Pakistan.

unique Assistant to the top Minister on accountability Shahzad Akbar on Tuesday claimed that British authorities have agreed to extradite Dar below a memorandum of knowledge.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Akbar had said that an settlement on this regard has been reached, but extradition files for Dar have yet to be signed.

He had stated that following the ratification of the file, Dar may be repatriated to Pakistan after being produced earlier than a magistrate.

Media reports that Ishaq Dar had approached the United Kingdom home workplace started to floor in advance nowadays.

Ishaq Dar determined "to absorb with the United Kingdom domestic workplace the matter of the ongoing 'media trial' in opposition to him by way of Pakistani authorities when it comes to the purported MOU signed for his extradition", Ali Dar, Ishaq Dar's son, said in a prepared declaration shared with .Com.