Pakistan to approach Interpol for extradition of Baloch leader Bugti

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Pakistan to approach Interpol for extradition of Baloch leader Bugti

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 on Saturday.

“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.

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

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

His application 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.

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