Pakistan and the United Kingdom have agreed to finalize and sign at the earliest agreements for repatriation of convicted citizens and criminals.
The understanding was reached at a meeting between Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and UK High Commissioner in Islamabad Christian Turner in Islamabad today (Tuesday).
It was realized that the agreements are in the interest of both the countries and there is a need to accelerate progress in it. The two sides were also of the view that bilateral agreements will further strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
On the occasion, the Interior Minister said Pakistan and the United Kingdom have long-standing ties and we give immense value to our ties with the United Kingdom.
He said the Pakistanis residing in the United Kingdom are helpful in promotion of bilateral ties.
The British High Commissioner said Pakistan and the United Kingdom have friendly multi-faceted relationship.
He appreciated Pakistan's assistance in evacuation of foreigners and Afghan citizens from Kabul.