close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!
I
INP
August 17, 2019

Thailand releases 17 Pakistani prisoners

Top Story

I
INP
August 17, 2019

BANGKOK: As many as 17 Pakistani prisoners jailed in various cases in Thailand were released by Thai authorities on Friday who were handed over to the Pakistan Embassy.

The released Pakistani nationals were imprisoned at Bangkok’s high security Klong Prem prison, and they were handed over to the officials of Pakistan’s embassy in Thailand. Three officials of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) reached Bangkok airport to take custody of the prisoners and they will be brought to the Islamabad airport

The release of Pakistani prisoners from Thai jails became possible after restoration of concerned bilateral agreement with Thailand. Bilateral extradition agreement with the country was suspended in year 2015.

In June 2018 the Supreme Court had directed the authorities to expedite efforts in the repatriation of Pakistanis imprisoned in Thailand and Sri Lanka. During the hearing of a case pertaining to jailed citizens in Thailand and Sri Lanka the additional attorney general said the government was negotiating for the repatriation of the prisoners. He said Thailand had asked US$35 000 to return imprisoned Pakistanis.

Observing that the prisoners were facing immense difficulties then chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar had directed the government to arrange required amount to be paid for repatriation of Pakistani prisoners.

Topstory minus plus

Opinion minus plus

Newspost minus plus

Editorial minus plus

National minus plus

World minus plus

Sports minus plus

Business minus plus

Karachi minus plus

Lahore minus plus

Islamabad minus plus

Peshawar minus plus