Pakistan welcomes release of prisoners in Afghanistan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday welcomed the decree by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for the release of Pakistani prisoners in Afghanistan.

These prisoners had completed their terms but remain incarcerated due to non-payment of fines and those with up to or less than one month remaining in their prison terms.

“Pakistan appreciates this humanitarian gesture which will provide relief to the individuals and their families covered by this decision,” the Foreign Office spokesperson said in a press release.

Pakistan reaffirmed its commitment to continue mutual engagement leading to facilitation and benefits for the people on both sides, he further added.