PPP asks govt to withdraw Red Corner Notice against Benazir

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Islamabad, Oct 24 (UNI) The Pakistan People's Party has asked the Interior Ministry to withdraw the Red Corner Notice against its chief Benazir Bhutto.

In a letter written to Secretary (Interior) Syed Kamal Shah, Legal adviser of Ms Bhutto, Senator Farooq H Naek stated that the government of Pakistan through Ministry of Interior had requested Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice against the PPP Chief on the grounds that she was not appearing before Accountability Courts in Rawalpindi and Sessions judge in Islamabad.

Senator Naek argued that Ms Bhutto has returned to Pakistan and therefore, the grounds for issuance of red notices stands void.

''Furthermore, Lahore High Court has recently held in case filed by Benazir Bhutto that trial in absentia is illegal and unconstitutional and the sessions judge dismissed the complaint filed by the NAB. Interior Ministry is therefore requested to withdraw its request to Interpol for issuing red warrants against Benazir Bhutto,'' he wrote, The News reported.

In a separate letter to the Secretary the party has asked the government to remove the name of Ms Bhutto from the Exit Control List.

''The said order is not only malafide but also illegal and unconstitutional,'' he stated in the letter.

UNI

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