Govt working on bringing back 23 more Pakistani prisoners from Saudi Arabia: FO

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The Pakistani prisoners tin  beryllium  seen raising the countrys emblem  aft  their palmy  repatriation, connected  July 20, 2021. — Twitter/ImranKhanPTI The Pakistani prisoners tin beryllium seen raising the country's emblem aft their palmy repatriation, connected July 20, 2021. — Twitter/ImranKhanPTI
  • FO says 23 prisoners volition beryllium repatriated arsenic soon arsenic their exit visa process is completed.
  • Says upon Pakistan’s request, a high-powered committee of Saudi authorities carried retired a elaborate reappraisal of Pakistanis imprisoned successful the Riyadh portion and waived disconnected sentences of 85 individuals.
  • Says the Embassy of Pakistan successful Riyadh is successful process of coordinating akin repatriation from different regions of Saudi Arabia arsenic well.

After 65 Pakistani prisoners were successfully brought backmost from Saudi Arabia up of Eid ul Adha, the authorities announced that it is moving to bring 23 much prisoners backmost to the country, a connection released by the Foreign Office said Wednesday. 

“In enactment with the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Embassy of Pakistan successful Riyadh had been successful interaction with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to coordinate aboriginal merchandise and repatriation of those Pakistani nationals who are serving their sentences overseas for insignificant offences," the connection read.

Upon Pakistan’s request, a high-powered committee of Saudi authorities carried retired a elaborate reappraisal of Pakistanis imprisoned successful the Riyadh portion and waived disconnected sentences of 85 individuals.

Upon waiver of sentences, the Embassy of Pakistan successful Riyadh intimately liaised with the applicable Saudi authorities to unafraid exit visas for these released individuals.

"As directed by the Prime Minister, we person truthful acold repatriated 62 individuals retired of a full of 85, truthful that they could observe Eid with their families successful Pakistan. The remaining 23 volition beryllium repatriated arsenic soon arsenic their exit visa process is completed," the connection said.

The Embassy of Pakistan successful Riyadh is successful process of coordinating akin repatriation from different regions of Saudi Arabia arsenic well.

"We are grateful to King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for facilitating the Pakistanis moving successful Saudi Arabia," the connection concluded. 

A time ago, Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced the palmy repatriation of 65 prisoners from Saudi Arabia.

"On my instructions, funds were arranged, and a peculiar formation brought backmost 62 prisoners from KSA today, truthful they could beryllium backmost with their families for Eid," the premier had said successful a tweet.

"Helping Pakistanis successful prisons overseas and assisting successful their instrumentality to Pakistan is my government's committedness to our people," PM Imran Khan had said.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, lauding the premier, said nary different authorities had shown compassion for overseas Pakistanis similar PM Imran Khan.

"The joyousness of [these] families is owed to the premier minister's efforts. Thousands of Pakistanis who were facing issues overseas person been brought back," helium had said.

In May, PM Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz had held delegation-level talks to sermon bilateral ties and ways to further fortify cooperation.

During the meeting, the 2 countries had besides signed aggregate agreements to heighten bilateral practice successful the fields of energy, media, prisoners exchange, and others.

An statement for the speech of convicted prisoners was besides signed betwixt the 2 countries too different statement to antagonistic the crimes.

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