Pakistan, UK reach agreement over repatriation of convicted criminals

Pakistan, UK reach agreement over repatriation of convicted criminals

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Pakistan, UK reach agreement over repatriation of convicted criminals

LAHORE (Dunya News) - Pakistan and the UK on Wednesday signed a historic agreement for the repatriation of convicted criminals and immigration offenders from the UK to Pakistan.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced in a tweet, “I m proud to have signed a new landmark agreement with our Pakistani friends to return foreign criminals and immigration offenders from the UK to Pakistan.”

She further penned: “This deal shows our #NewPlanForImmigration in action, as we deliver for the British people.”

With this agreement, Pakistan and the UK will be able to repatriate their convicted criminals. However, it will only allow the repatriation of citizens convicted by the relevant courts.

In another tweet, she penned, “Our new agreement is about removing dangerous foreign criminals and immigration offenders who’ve no right to remain in the UK.” “The British public have quite rightly had enough of people abusing our laws & gaming the system to prevent removals. That’s what we’re changing”, Priti added.