Pursuant to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Iran in April 2019 during which he requested Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to grant amnesty to the Pakistani prisoners on humanitarian grounds, 14 Pakistani prisoners have been transferred to Pakistan.
The transfer of prisoner took place under the agreement of Transfer of Sentenced Persons that was signed in 2014.
The transfer took place at the Mirjaveh - Taftan border where the Pakistani authorities received the prisoners.
From Iran, Syed Kamal Abdullah, Advisor to Deputy Minister for Justice and Human Rights, supervised the arrangements for the transfer.
It was the first transfer after the agreement has been ratified by both countries in 2018.
In June this year, Iranian Deputy Minister of Justice for Human Rights Mahmoud Abbasi said that Iran is ready for the exchange of prisoners with other countries on humanitarian grounds amid the COVID-19 pandemic.