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Federal cabinet approves prisoner exchange agreement with UK

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet approved on Thursday an agreement pertaining to the exchange of prisoners with the United Kingdom.

The prime minister was heading a session of the federal cabinet today, in which several issues were discussed. The PM also took the cabinet into confidence over the decisions taken by the National Security Committee.

The cabinet approved a 21-point agenda, and reviewed the implementation of decisions taken during cabinet meetings in the past.

In October, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar had met British Home Secretary Sajid Javid in London to discuss issues related to the provision of mutual legal assistance, extradition requests, prisoner transfer agreement and steps to curb money laundering as well as recovery of assets acquired through illegal means.

The federal cabinet also gave the green signal to a two-way agreement to promote diplomatic relations with Nigeria.

The federal cabinet also gave a go-ahead to the appointment of a chairman at the Trading Corporation of Pakistan, and sanctioned the issuance of a charter license to new airline Liberty Air Ltd.

While approving the interior ministry’s appeal to take suspicious persons into custody, the cabinet gave approval for protective custody of Rasool Khan, Waseem Akhtar, Abbas Hafeez, Mohammad Mushtaq and Sajjad Ali Mohra.

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