Pakistani wanted for murder, terror attempt arrested in Philippines


A suspect who faced the death sentence in Pakistan has been arrested in northern Philippines.

The Bureau of Immigration arrested over the weekend a Pakistani wanted for various crimes in his country, including terrorism, rioting and murder.

New Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Malik Muhammad Sharif, 39, was arrested Saturday in Subic, Zambales, in northern Philippines by agents of the bureau and other law enforcement agencies.

He said Malik was the subject of an Interpol red notice and went by the alias Sharif Ahmad.

“According to Interpol, the suspect faced the death sentence in Pakistan,” Morente said Monday.

It was unclear how long Malik had been hiding in the country.

Morente said Malik was wanted in his country for double murder, attempted murder, terrorism and rioting.