Islamabad: Norwegian fugitive to be extradited
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday rejected the bail application as well as disposed of a petition of a Norwegian fugitive of Pakistani origin and directed the ministry of interior and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to extradite him after fulfilling all the legal requirements.
Fugitive Hafiz Mohammad Aslam was sentenced to two-year imprisonment by an Oslo court in 2008 in $3 billion biggest financial fraud in Norways history. He fled to Pakistan when Oslo police told him to come to jail after a week because there was not enough space to accommodate him.
In Pakistan, the Norwegian authorities recently tracked him and were about to took him to Norway on November 19 but he was disembarked from the flight for unknown reasons.
He then approached the IHC with a complaint that the FIA authorities were illegally deporting him to Norway and the court issued a stay order against his deportation on November 22.
After the court orders, Aslam could only be extradited to Norway under the section 7 and 8 of the Extradition Act said Barrister Nasim Sabir Chaudhry counsel for Aslam. He said earlier the authorities were extraditing him without completing due process and now it could only be sent to Norway after the decision of the federal government on the report of Additional Deputy Commissioner General (Islamabad) who would submit an inquiry report to the authorities concerned.