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| No response by Pakistan on extradition treaty: Krishna|
| Updated at: 1451 PST, Thursday, July 30, 2009|
NEW DELHI: Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) on Thursday that there has been no positive response from the Pakistan Government to India's proposals to conclude an extradition treaty between the two countries.
''We have been impressing upon Pakistan that it is in the interest of both the countries that we enter into an extradition treaty. But till now, we have not succeeded,'' Krishna said during Question Hour.
He, however, said the Government would continue to pursue efforts to sign an extradition treaty with Pakistan.
Krishna also said that India has been asking Pakistan to hand over 42 fugitives including Dawood Ibrahim but Islamabad has refused to cooperate.
Replying to questions, he said a list of 42 fugitives both Indian and Pakistani nationals, including ones involved in the 1993 Mumbai series bomb blasts and the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, has been given to Islamabad.