A significant step is the signing of an agreement between the governments of Pakistan and the UK that will enable both countries to deport residents of the other who have committed crimes or breached immigration laws.
Priti Patel, the British Home Secretary, and Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, the Interior Secretary of Pakistan, signed a contract while Moazzam Ahmad Khan, the Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, was also present.
The Home Secretary posted on Twitter, “I’m happy to have signed a new landmark deal with our Pakistani friends to deport foreign criminals and immigration offenders from the UK to Pakistan.”
The UK has finally ratified the deal, which is not an extradition pact and was first put out by the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf administration last year. Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar cannot be extradited under the new agreement because they are in the nation for “medical treatment,” according to Tribune.
A Pakistani official stated in a media interview about the agreement that it would enable the UK to deport Pakistani individuals who have broken the law or violated visa regulations.
It is significant to remember that prior to the signing of this agreement, the UK had no legal authority to expel anyone who had committed a crime, had a valid visa expire, or had overstayed their visa.