Pakistan to approach Interpol for extradition of Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti

Islamabad: Pakistan has said it will approach Interpol for the extradition of Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti who has sought political asylum in India, a media report said.

The Pakistan government has decided to write to Interpol for the extradition of Bugti.

"The Federal Investigation Agency will send a formal reference to Interpol within the next few days for the extradition of Brahamdagh Bugti," interior minister Nisar Ali Khan was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.

File image of exiled Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti. YouTube

File image of exiled Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti. YouTube

Pakistan on Friday warned India that by granting asylum to Bugti, it will become an "official sponsor of terrorism".

Bugti, who has been living in Switzerland, on Tuesday approached the Indian Embassy in Geneva seeking asylum in India and exuded confidence of a positive response from New Delhi.

His application seeking political asylum was received by the home ministry in New Delhi which is examining it.

Bugti is the president and founder of Baloch Republican Party. He is the grandson of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, a Baloch nationalist leader killed by the Pakistan army in 2006.

Pakistan government had blamed India for helping Bugti flee Pakistan to Geneva in 2010 via Afghanistan.

Updated Date: Sep 24, 2016 20:08 PM

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