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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 80

Interpol issues arrest warrants for Benazir, Zardari

[b]Interpol issues arrest warrants for Benazir, Zardari[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 27 January, ( [/b]The International Police (Interpol) has issued red notices for the arrests of former Pakistani Prime Minister and chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party Benazir Bhutto and her spouse Asif Ali Zardari.

A statement issued from Interpol office in London has confirmed the issuance of red notices. The statement said that these notices are not international red warrants. Red notices issued for interim arrest and could be challenged.

Interpol has issued the notice to 144 member countries and make sure that no political or racial motive involved in it. The reaction on red notices depends upon the member country’s policy and discretion. If extradition accord between the two countries exists, than the decision of extradition of accused could be taken with mutual consent.

Ms. Bhutto and Asif Zaradari currently staying in United States and Pakistan and US have a bilateral extradition treaty.

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