Saudi Prince Orders Release of Over 2000 Pakistani Prisoners in Saudi Jails

In an unprecedented move, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has ordered the release of more than 2,000 Pakistani prisoners in his country’s jails.

The move came on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan on the second day of Crown Prince’s visit to Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry made the development public on Monday.

“HRH Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman has graciously agreed to free 2,107 Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabia with immediate effect. Cases of the remaining will be reviewed. People of Pakistan thank HRH for responding immediately to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s request,” the foreign minister tweeted.

While, the information minister tweeted,

As a sequel to the prime minister of Pakistan’s request, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of KSA Mohammad Bin Salman has ordered the immediate release of 2,107 Pakistani prisoners Saudi Jails.

It is worth mentioning here that PM Khan had raised the issue of Pakistani prisoners languishing in Saudi jails during his first meeting with the crown prince last year, then again on Sunday.

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