Pakistan has inked extradition treaties with 33 countries to bring back wanted criminals

Pakistan has inked extradition treaties with 33 countries to bring back wanted criminals
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ISLAMABAD - Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Afridi says deliberations are underway to bring the persons wanted to law enforcement agencies back to the country from abroad.

Responding to a question in the Senate, he said Pakistan has extradition treaties with thirty-three countries while bilateral and multilateral relations with countries will also be used to work out the method for arrest of wanted persons in consultation with relevant stakeholders.

The Minister said people sitting abroad after violating the law of land will not be spared.

To a question regarding drug traffickers, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said Anti-Narcotics Force has been acting against drug traffickers. He said the federal and provincial governments need to work in coordination to check drug trafficking.

The Minister stressed the need for establishing rehabilitation centers for drug addicts saying a fresh survey about drug addicts should also be conducted.

Responding to a question about erstwhile FATA’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ali Muhammad Khan said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is very much ready for it. He said Levies Force willbe merged into police in the tribal districts.

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