Pakistan, UK ink agreement for repatriation of convicted criminals

07:44 PM | 17 Aug, 2022
Pakistan, UK ink agreement for repatriation of convicted criminals
Source: Priti Patel (Twitter)
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and the United Kingdom on Wednesday inked an agreement for the repatriation of convicted citizens and criminals.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel shared a tweet, saying “I'm proud to have signed a new landmark agreement with our Pakistani friends to return foreign criminals and immigration offenders from the UK to Pakistan.”

The British politician added that the pact shows our #NewPlanForImmigration in action, as we deliver for the British people”.

Citizens who have been sentenced by relevant courts will be repatriated under the agreement.

Reports in international media suggest that the South Asian nation has the seventh largest number of foreign criminals in English and Welsh prisons, around 3 percent of the foreign offender population.

Earlier, the two sides agreed to complete the extradition treaty amid the ousted government’s efforts to bring deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif back.

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