Pakistan, UK ink agreement for repatriation of convicted criminals
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”.
🇬🇧🤝🇵🇰 BREAKING:— Priti Patel MP (@pritipatel) August 17, 2022
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.
This deal shows our #NewPlanForImmigration in action, as we deliver for the British people. pic.twitter.com/UBK7gZ7Z9X
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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