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FIA contacts Interpol for Haqqani’s arrest

FIA contacts Interpol for Haqqani’s arrest

RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has approached the Interpol Secretariat in France for issuance of a ‘red notice’ for former ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani.

According to sources, all formalities required by Interpol’s rules and procedures have been fulfilled.

An Interpol red notice is issued to inform member countries that the person is wanted due to arrest warrants or judicial orders issued by the court of law of a country.

Meanwhile, FIA Director General Bashir Memon is leaving for Lyon, Interpol’s headquarters, in France on Sunday to attend a high-level annual conference of intelligence heads of member countries where he will also touch on the issue of obtaining a red notice for Mr Haqqani to bring him back to Pakistan to face trial in the Memogate case.

A senior FIA official said that during his stay in Lyon, Mr Memon would engage a law firm, if needed, to pursue the case of issuance of the red notice for the ex-envoy.