The federal government has decided to approach the UK for the extradition of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder, Iftikhar Hussain and Muhammad Anwar, who were convicted in the Imran Farooq murder case.
Interior Ministry officials told the media that the court would begin the process of extraditing the three convicts first.
A copy of the decision and a letter from the Attorney General and other documents will be sent to the UK.
It may be recalled that the Special Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad had pronounced the verdict in the murder case of Dr Imran Farooq on June 18.
The court also ordered the three accused Khalid Shamim, Mohsin Ali and Moazzam Ali arrested in the Imran Farooq murder case to be given life imprisonment and Rs 10 lac compensation to the heirs of the deceased.
The anti-terrorism court in its judgment has also issued permanent arrest warrants for Muhammad Anwar and Kashif Kamran, along with the notorious accused in the case, MQM founder and his close ones Iftikhar Hussain.
Dr. Imran Farooq was assassinated in the UK on September 16, 2010, after which the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered a case of murder in Pakistan on December 5, 2015 in which three accused Khalid Shamim, Mohsin Ali and Moazzam Ali was arrested.