Britain has categorically told Pakistan that it would not sign any extradition treaty that could be used for politically-motivated cases.
Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the two had discussed the issue of an extradition treaty between UK and Pakistan.
“Let me say it straightforward. UK will never sign any treaty allowing for politically motivated extradition,” said the British official to which Qureshi added that Pakistan did not intend to use the treaty against political rivals.
“We don’t want to use extradition for political victimisation; we feel that extradition [treaty] is important,” he said.