UK says Nawaz’s arrest warrants don’t have any authorized bearing

LONDON The British authorities has stated that it can not take motion in opposition to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on the idea of the non-bailable arrest warrants served by Pakistan Excessive Fee in London. The Overseas, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace’s Pakistan and Afghan Division stated in response to a letter despatched to Prime Minister Boris Johnson by Labour MP Stephen Timms, on behalf of a Pakistani constituent.

In a letter, the FCO’s Pakistan part stated: “We’re conscious that Mr Sharif is within the UK. The UK legislation units out clearly and publicly what the Authorities can and can’t do on immigrations issues, we act strictly in accordance with the principles in all sides. “Mr Sharif’s standing underneath Pakistani legal guidelines is a matter for the Pakistan authorities and authorized system. As such, the non-bailable arrest warrants which have been served by the Pakistan Excessive Fee in London don’t have any authorized bearing on his present standing within the UK. The UK police can not arrest somebody within the UK on the idea of non-UK court docket orders.”

The letter added: “Pakistan and Britain shouldn’t have an extradition treaty. Nonetheless, extraditions are nonetheless potential and have taken place. If any extradition request had been to be submitted via the right channels it might be thought of consistent with the UK legal guidelines.” A supply at PM Boris Johnson’s Workplace stated that it obtained a letter from Mr Stephen Timms MP and forwarded it to the FCO to look into. The supply stated that the PM was unable to behave on this matter and had no authority and the FCO was the precise discussion board to cope with such issues. Responding to a query, Stephen Timms MP stated: “I wrote to the Prime Minister about this, on behalf of a constituent, to ask what the Authorities’s strategy was.”

Stephen Timms had written to 10 Downing Avenue on 6 December 2020 asking PM Boris Johnson if any preparations had been made to ship again Nawaz Sharif, ex-premier of Pakistan, on behalf of British Pakistani Khalid Lodhi. The British MP in his letter had stated that the UK was certain to ship again the ex-prime minister of Pakistan. Khalid Lodhi informed this reporter that he had additionally written a letter to British Dwelling Minister Priti Patel informing that Mr Sharif has been “convicted in Pakistan”, had “absconded” and needs to be despatched againinstantly”.

The letter stated that Nawaz Sharif got here to London for his medical remedy and has now stayed within the UK for greater than a yr and the UK authorities ought to ship him again to Pakistan. The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) declared on December 02 former prime minister Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender within the Avenfield and Al-Azizia references.

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