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The British government on Thursday rejected a petition to extradite former finance minister Ishaq Dar, citing the reason that it has no formal extradition treaty with Pakistan.

The statement said that the UK has no formal extradition treaty with Pakistan. Section 194 of the Extradition Act 2003 does allow special extradition arrangements in exceptional circumstances.

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However, under current law, an extradition process is initiated at the request of the government of the country in which the individual has been convicted of the crime.

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