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‘UK approached for Sharif’s extradition’

Lahore: Declaring former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif an “absconder”, the incumbent Imran Khan-led government has approached the UK government for his extradition, according to an official.

“The government is treating him (Sharif) as an absconder and has already sent a request to the British government to extradite him,” Dawn news quoted Adviser to the Prime Minster on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar as saying said while addressing a press conference in Lahore recently.

“His stroll on London roads is a slap in the face of the judiciary and the government cannot allow this.

“There is nothing personal in it: we are only trying to implement the law and fulfil its requirements,” he added.

Akbar further said that the government would request the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to pursue Sharif’s extradition as well and it was also looking into legalities of guarantees of Shahbaz Sharif, who was supposed to escort his elder brother back to Pakistan after his medical treatment.

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