Pak writes to Interpol for Red Corner notice for Mush
Last Updated: Monday, March 05, 2012, 00:14
Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Ministry has written to France-based Interpol for a Red Corner Notice against former President Pervez Musharraf for his arrest and extradition to the country, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Sunday.

"We have sent a request to Interpol for the arrest of Pervez Musharraf," Malik told journalists during an interaction at the National Press Club.

He gave no other details.

The request was sent to Interpol through its representative in Pakistan, the Dawn newspaper quoted its sources as saying.

Federal Investigation Agency senior prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali said a letter had earlier been sent to the director of Interpol (Pakistan) by the officer leading the investigation into former premier Benazir Bhutto's killing.

The formal request stated that Musharraf is an accused in the case.

The investigating officer handed over to the Interpol director in Pakistan investigation reports, copies of statements by then director-general of ISI's counter- intelligence wing Javed Iqbal Cheema and former Intelligence Bureau director general Ejaz Shah, US-based journalist Marc Siegel's email to Bhutto and copies of orders issued by an anti-terrorism court.

The letter sent by email to Interpol Pakistan on February 2 stated: "Secretary General of Interpol Secretariat Lyon (France) is requested to issue 'red warrants' for Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan, and arrest him through Interpol. A copy of red notice may please be furnished to this ministry."

The email mentioned the computerised national identity card number of Musharraf.


First Published: Sunday, March 04, 2012, 23:31

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