Pakistan, UAE sign protocol on exchange of prisoners

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Abu Dhabi: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed the “Exchange of Instrument of Ratification” document on the bilateral agreement of “Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners” here on Sunday.


The signing ceremony was held at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Arshad Jan Pathan, Charge d’ Affaires, Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi signed the document on behalf of the government of Pakistan whereas the United Arab Emirates was represented by Khamis Rashid Al Shumaili, Director, Office of the Assistant Foreign Minister for Legal Affairs. The agreement will be effective from 30th of July 2013.


The Agreement on “Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners” between Pakistan and the UAE was signed on 26 February 2012 in Abu Dhabi between the Interior Ministers of the two countries.The two states, in consultation, will draw a mechanism for categorizing the prisoners in accordance with articles of the agreement after it comes into force.

Courtesy:    The News

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