Pakistan, Iran agree on prisoners’ release

In Local
April 05, 2024



ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan and Iran have mutually agreed to release prisoners held in each other’s jails on humanitarian grounds.

An Iranian delegation called on Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar in the federal capital.

The delegation informed the law minister that 160 Pakistanis were held captive in Iranian jails whereas 60 Iranian inmates were in Pakistan’s custody.

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The huddle agreed to take measures with the cooperation of the interior ministry for the release of the prisoners.

In the first phase, the inmates will be released on humanitarian grounds.

Pakistani inmates will be repatriated to Pakistan while Iranian prisoners will be returned to Iran.

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