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SC directs NAB to make efforts for repatriation of Haqqani

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, today directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to make efforts for repatriation of former envoy to the United States Husain Haqqani, in Memogate case.
The bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also expressed displeasure on the efforts of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for the repatriation of Haqqani,
During the course of proceedings, Ahmer Bilal Soofi, amicus curiae in the case apprised the bench that NAB can repatriate Haqqani from the US. He further said that such issues were caused by the lack of extradition treaties and mutual agreements with other countries, adding that “We should focus on NAB’s agreement with the United Nations Security Council about repatriation of culprits”.
The Chief Justice while accepting the stance of Soofi, observed that NAB had agreements with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) pertaining to the return of suspects and directed NAB to submit its reply within one week. He further observed that there were difficulties owing to a lack of repatriation agreements between Pakistan and other countries.
Moreover, the apex court suggested that there should be laws drafted for bringing back the suspects to the country and directed the Parliament to make legislation on repatriation agreements with other countries within a month.
Subsequently, the court adjourned the proceeding for a week.
Earlier, in February, the Supreme Court had summoned the secretaries of the Interior and Foreign Affairs and the Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to discuss possible steps for bringing former ambassador to United States Husain Haqqani back to Pakistan.


Sania Jamali

Sania Jamali, who studied Media in UAE, is associated with since its inception (2015) mostly reporting International Politics.