Thailand to transfer prisoners to Pakistan


Pakistan and Thailand formally effected the transfer of eight Pakistani prisoners to Pakistan in Bangkok on Tuesday, under the bilateral agreement on “Cooperation in the Transfer of Offenders and Enforcement of Penal Sentences.”Foreign Office Spokesman said in a statement here, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Thailand Sohail Mahmood represented the Pakistan Government in the transfer ceremony.The Thai side was represented by the Director General of the Department of Corrections Chartchai Suthiklom.

This transfer of prisoners is the outcome of an inter-governmental process and represents close cooperation between Pakistan and Thailand in consular matters.
The Agreement on the Transfer of Offenders was signed by the two countries in 2007 and came into force in December 2009 after both sides completed their respective ratification processes.

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