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British Interior Ministry conditionally agreed to extradite Ishaq Dar, SC told

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told on Wednesday that the British Interior Ministry has agreed, with conditions, to extradite former finance minister Ishaq Dar, who is required to Pakistan in illegal assets case, ARY News reported.

Additional attorney general informed the apex court that the UK Interior Ministry had sent a questionnaire comprising 27 questions regarding the case. “We have handed over the questionnaire to the National Accountability Bureau,” AAG said.

He said once we submit reply to the questions, the UK authorities would subsequently decide about extradition of Ishaq Dar.

In his remarks, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said Mr. Dar would return to Pakistan once he was assured that the justice would be meted out. Courts in Pakistan are delivering justice, but we are not sure about understanding of justice near to Mr. Dar, said the CJP.

The court then adjourned hearing of the case for a month.

Dar is currently absconding from several cases in Pakistan and has been declared a proclaimed offender by the courts. He is facing charges of accumulating assets beyond known sources of income.

On October 20, an accountability court allowed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to seize and confiscate his assets and other properties.

The anti-graft watchdog had stated that Dar owns three flats in Dubai, a house in Lahore’s Gulberg, four plots in Islamabad and one luxury car. He is also a shareholder in three companies based in Dubai, while his wife owns six cars in Pakistan.

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