Pakistani officials hailed on Wednesday a newly signed prisoner exchange agreement with the UK, which opens the door for Pakistani fugitives to be returned and serve their sentence at home.
“This is an important agreement between the two countries and now prisoners from both countries can complete their imprisonment in their own countries,” Pakistan Information Minister, Fawad Chaudhry said.
Islamabad had previously requested the return of former finance minister, Ishaq Dar, 68, from London. He was declared a fugitive in December after he repeatedly failed to appear before judges in a graft case associated to the Panama Papers leaks.
The four-time finance minister fled to London last October for treatment of a heart condition. He was relieved of his duties in November after he requested three months leave.
Pakistan and the UK came to an agreement to exchange prisoners on Nov. 9 that includes