New York, April 29 (TNS): In a major development, Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organisation, on Sunday rejects Pakistan plea to issue arrest warrants against Husain Haqqani, ex-ambassador to US.
“The General Secretariat of the International Criminal Police Organisation, Interpol, hereby certifies that as of today [April 18, 2018], Husain Haqqani is not subject to an Interpol Blue Notice or diffusion and is not known in Interpol’s data basis,” a press release reads which was released by Interpol’s office of legal affairs.
The certificate was issued on the request of Haqqani’s lawyer amid newspaper reports in Pakistan that DG Federal Bureau of Investigation (FIA) went to Interpol headquarters in Lyon to seek warrants for his arrest.
Previously, the Interpol had refused to honour warrants against the former diplomat’s arrest issued by the Supreme Court on grounds that charges against him were ‘political’.
On the top court’s insistence that Haqqani be brought back to Pakistan, the FIA registered a case against him for embezzlement and other crimes, hoping it would get Interpol to accept its request.