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Thailand releases 17 Pakistani prisoners and hands over to embassy

BANGKOK: Thailand authorities released 17 Pakistani prisoners and handed over to Pakistan embassy today (Friday), who were jailed in the country.

Pakistani nationals were imprisoned at Bangkok’s high-security Klong Prem prison. The prisoners were handed over to the officials of Pakistan’s embassy in Thailand.

Three officials of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) reached Bangkok airport to take custody of the prisoners. Pakistani prisoners will be brought to Islamabad airport tonight.

The release of Pakistani prisoners from Thai jails became possible after restoration of concerned bilateral agreement with Thailand. Bilateral extradition agreement with the country was suspended in year 2015.

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