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ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP):Pakistan on Tuesday welcomed a decree by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for the release of Pakistani prisoners in Afghanistan.

These prisoners had completed their terms but remained incarcerated due to non-payment of fines besides, while others who had about one or less than one month remaining in their prison terms.

“Pakistan appreciates this humanitarian gesture which will provide relief to the individuals and their families covered by this decision,” the Foreign Office spokesperson said in a press release.

Pakistan reaffirmed its commitment to continue mutual engagement leading to facilitation and benefits for the people on both sides, he further added.

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