Pakistan - UAE working on inking an important agreement

Pakistan - UAE working on inking an important agreement

*ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to work on prisoner repatriation programme to allow Pakistanis jailed in the Emirates for petty crimes to return home.*

The UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, Hamad Al Zaabi, and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Imran Khan on Overseas Pakistanis, Zulfikar Bukhari, met to discuss the agreement over the weekend.

“The Pakistan Embassy in the UAE has completed the paperwork for various Pakistanis prisoners in UAE jails and soon the two sides will take practical steps on this issue,” said Abid Al Ghafoor, UAE Embassy official heading Media and Political affairs in Islamabad, quoted *The National*.

More than 1,200 Pakistanis are currently locked up in UAE jails for petty crimes including bounced cheques and unpaid bills, according to the Pakistan ambassador to the UAE , Moazzam Khan.

Foreign Policy