The Federal Cabinet has approved signing of exchange of prisoners' treaty with the United States and Europe.

Chairing the meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday‚ Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the Interior Minister to make arrangements for the early return of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

Taking notice of worsening law and order situation in Karachi‚ the Prime Minister said situation in Karachi is a matter of grave concern and all stakeholders should sit together to devise a joint strategy to check the situation.

Nawaz Sharif said peace in Karachi is vital for the entire because of being the economic hub.

He directed to convene a special meeting of the Cabinet to discuss law and order situation in Karachi and finalize a strategy to restore peace there.

The Prime Minister said Sindh governor‚ chief minister Sindh‚ high officials including DG ISI‚ DG Intelligence Bureau‚ DG rangers and IG police Sindh should attend the meeting.