TALKS are to take place in a bid to finally trap a man wanted for mass murder.
Fugitive Shahid Mohammed, 27, of Crosland Moor, vanished before police could take him to court over the Birkby petrol bomb attack which claimed eight lives.
Now Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman is to meet the Pakistan High Commissioner in London to try and help bring Shahid to justice.
It is thought he may be hiding out in Pakistan, but there is no extradition treaty between there and the UK.
Detectives believe Shahid may even have travelled back to the UK on occasions since he vanished almost eight years ago, but are confident he spends more time now in Pakistan.
He fled while on bail having been arrested as police investigated the petrol bomb attack on the house in Osborne Road in May 2002.
The victims were Mrs Zaib-un-Nisa, 54, Muhammad Ateeq-ur-Rehman, 18, Nefessa Aziz, 35, Tayyaba Batool, 13, Rabia Batool, 10, five-year-old Ateeqa Nawaz, two-year-old Aneesa Nawaz, and six-month-old Najeeba Nawaz.
Survivors of the horrific attack have urged anyone with information about the wanted man to come forward.
Three men have been convicted of the killings, but Shahid Mohammed remains on the run with a £10,000 bounty on his head.
Shahid Iqbal, of Thornton Lodge, was convicted of eight counts of murder and ordered to serve at least 22 years in jail.
Shahiel Shazad and Nazar Hussain, both of Crosland Moor, were convicted of eight counts of manslaughter and jailed for life.
Mr Sheerman said: “When I met with the family last month I was moved by their appeals for help in catching this man who has evaded justice.
“I approached West Yorkshire’s Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison to ascertain where the police inquiry is and I have had a detailed reply from him.
“I have been in touch with Foreign Secretary David Miliband about the inquiry and I have urged him to use any influence he has with the Pakistan Government to see what can be done.
“I have also been in touch with the Pakistan High Commission asking for a meeting with them as soon as possible to see what can be done.
“It is wrong that a man suspected of being involved in such an horrific crime can evade justice.”