The US administration has informed the British government, saying that it withdrew extradition request for Motiwala.
The US administration informed the British government saying that it withdrew extradition request for Motiwala.
The Crown prosecution also confirmed the move, saying: “The US have withdrawn the extradition request, therefore we will not be appealing any decision to grant unconditional bail,”.
A Magistrates’ Court in Westminster had ordered Motiwala’s extradition, saying an application was sent on April 7. The Home Office told the court that the US might be withdrawing the extradition request.
The dramatic development comes nearly three weeks after The news and Geo revealed on March 19, 2021 the full extent of former FBI agent Kamran Faridi’s involvement in the case and how he had issued a detailed statement to the London High Court stating that he had abused the process to trap Motiwala in Karachi posing as a drugs dealer.
The former FBI agent was stopped from entering the UK when he attempted to reach there with his wife Kelly Faridi to provide evidence to Motiwala’s lawyers to confirm that he regretted trapping Motiwala.