Pakistan, Bosnia seal accord on return of illegal migrants

By: News Desk      Published: 04:44 PM, 4 Nov, 2020
Pakistan, Bosnia seal accord on return of illegal migrants

Pakistan and Bosnia & Herzegovina on Wednesday inked two accords of cooperation including an agreement on the readmission of illegal Pakistani migrants and a Memorandum of Understanding on scientific cooperation.

Under the agreement, a large number of illegal migrants from Pakistanis currently in Bosnia & Herzegovina through the readmission process will be returned and accepted by their country of origin.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and visiting Chairman of Presidency of Bosnia & Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic witnessed the signing ceremony, held at the PM House in Islamabad.

The agreement between the Government of Pakistan and Council of Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina on streamlining the protocols of readmission of illegal Pakistanis was signed by Interior Minister (retd) Brigadier Ijaz Ahmed Shah and Bosnian Minister for Security Selmo Cikotic.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Pakistan’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of scientific cooperation was inked by Federal Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Bosnian Minister for Security Selmo Cikotic.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Minister-in-waiting Zartaj Gul and senior officials were present.

Earlier, Chairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic got a warm welcome as he arrived on his first visit to Pakistan Wednesday.

Prime Minister Imran Khan received the Bosnian leader on his arrival at the Prime Minister House, who arrived in Islamabad earlier on a two-day visit.

A contingent of armed forces presented a salute to the visiting dignitary. He was presented guard of honour. Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic reviewed the parade.

National anthems of the two countries were played on the occasion. The two leaders later went in for talks.