Pakistan Special Envoy for Afghanistan welcomed Ashraf Ghani’s Orders to release Pakistanis imprisoned in Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds, Pakistan is grateful for the “goodwill Gesture”
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has pardoned several Pakistani prisoners and ordered their release on Tuesday, according to a presidential decree.
The presidential decree does not mention, how many Pakistanis will be freed, but Ghani stated, “In line with the order, Section 18 Article Sixty-four of the Constitution, keeping in view of good faith, to strengthen friendly relations with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, I issue this order to pardon the imprisonment of convicts of the citizens of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan who has been sentenced with the final decision of the courts.”
The decree was released just a day before Imran khan’s visit but was kept confidential.
Pakistanis whose imprisonment is left one month will be pardoned by the given decree; those incarcerated due to non-payment of fines are also among those pardoned.
Earlier, peace envoy Khalilzad said, “We welcome and are encouraged by the positive development in Pakistan-Afghanistan relations. If implemented, it provides an opportunity to move forward on peace and development in the region.”