Pakistan, Kuwait sign prisoner exchange deal

Published: November 12, 2013
The Kuwaiti PM, who is here for a three-day visit, at a luncheon hosted by Premier Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: APP

The Kuwaiti PM, who is here for a three-day visit, at a luncheon hosted by Premier Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: APP


Pakistan and Kuwait signed several accords including an agreement on exchange of prisoners after high-level talks between the two countries here on Monday.

The extradition treaty was signed by the interior ministers of the two countries following formal talks between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al Hamad Al-Sabah. The visiting Kuwaiti delegation included minister of foreign affairs and other senior officials.

During the meeting, bilateral and regional matters were discussed.

The Kuwaiti prime minister said that Kuwait also hosts a large Pakistani community which is making positive contributions to the development of Kuwait and is sending remittances supporting Pakistan’s economy as well.

He reiterated the commitment of the Kuwaiti government to further strengthen the ties between the two governments and their people. He said that Pakistan has been a trustworthy friend.

The prime minister encouraged Kuwaiti businessmen to benefit from the conducive trade environment in Pakistan. It was highlighted that there is great potential for increased cooperation in a broad spectrum of areas, including trade, investment, energy and agriculture.

The two prime ministers expressed confidence that the fraternal bonds between Pakistan and Kuwait would continue to grow and gain strength from strength. The leaders were convinced that they would make joint efforts to carry forward these bonds of friendship and trust to future generations.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • XYZ
    Nov 12, 2013 - 9:47AM

    what a joke. The kuwaiti govt doesn’t even issue any visas to Pakistanis, so how will this ‘bilateral relationship’ work?


    Nov 12, 2013 - 1:34PM

    The temporary ban was for Afghans, Pakistanis, Iraqis, Syrians and Iranians. There are thousand of Pakistani working in Kuwait as of today and the ban was a temporary step due to the Afghan war and the Syrian conflict. The ban has been lifted or in the process of being lifted.


  • rabiah
    Nov 12, 2013 - 5:24PM

    the ban is still not lifted for visit visas, they only started issuing visas to spouses after 3 years !! Recommend

  • Sall90
    Nov 29, 2013 - 12:24AM

    Exchange of captured talibans here with jailed labors there… with expired visas.


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