Pak-British agreement  on transfer of  prisoners


By Muhammad  Luqman

Pakistan and Britain  have  signed Prisoner Transfer Agreement that  will allow the prisoners  of each of the countries to serve their sentences at home country.

The agreement was inked by Pakistan’s Interior Secretary Major (retd) Azam Suleman Khan and British High Commissioner in Islamabad Thomas Drew at British High Commission in the capital, Islamabad.

Pakistan’s junior Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Shahzad Akbar witnessed the signing ceremony.

Shortly after the agreement was signed, British HC tweeted, “I today signed the UK-Pakistan Prisoner Transfer Agreement – alongside Interior Minister Shehryar Afridi and SAPM Shazad Akbar.”

He went on to say, “It is an important step for both countries, which will allow prisoners of each to serve their sentences in their home country.”


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