Pakistan and Malaysia on Tuesday signed a Treaty of Extradition as part of a cooperative law enforcement process between the two countries.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Malaysia’s Law Ministerb Liew Vui Keong inked the Treaty at a ceremony witnessed by Prime Minister Imran Khan and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed, at the PM Office, Putrajaya.
Malaysian premier Mahathir at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Imran Khan said the Treaty “reinforced positive momentum in bilateral relationship by enhancing security and transnational crime cooperation.”
“Any criminal, may it a terrorist or an ordinary criminal, having committed crime in Malaysia and trying to hide in other country with which we have extradition, will not be able to get refuge,” he said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan termed the signed Treaty an important milestone in cooperation with Malaysian in law enforcement sector.
He mentioned that a wanted Pakistani criminal involved in a number of murders was extradited from Malaysia even before the signing of Treaty
PM leaves for home after two-day Malaysia visit
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday left for home after concluding his two-day official visit to Malaysia on the invitation of prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The prime minister was seen off by Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato Saifuddin and Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu at Bunga Raya Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The prime minister during his stay held one-on-one meeting with Dr Mahathir Mohamad followed by delegation-level talks led by the two leaders and later addressed a joint press stakeout.