PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Pakistan today signed a treaty on extradition to reinforce the positive momentum in the bilateral relations by enhancing cooperation on security and combating transnational crimes.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the treaty, which was signed here in conjunction with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Malaysia, could be applied to terrorists and criminals.
“If any criminal having committed some crime in Malaysia has to hide in other countries, through the extradition treaty, we can get the country concerned to help us arrest the person. It might be terrorists and criminals. Anybody who has done something wrong in Malaysia and seeks refuge,” he said at a joint press conference with Imran Khan after a meeting between the two leaders here today.
Imran Khan, meanwhile, said there was a wanted Pakistani criminal in Malaysia involved in murder who was extradited from Malaysia even before the treaty was established.
Dr Mahathir also said that as two peace-loving Islamic nations, Malaysia and Pakistan agreed to increase collaborative efforts to uphold the true values of Islam while strengthening solidarity of Muslims.