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  • FO says 23 prisoners might be repatriated as quickly as their exit visa course of is accomplished.
  • Says upon Pakistan’s request, a high-powered committee of Saudi authorities carried out an in depth assessment of Pakistanis imprisoned within the Riyadh area and waived off sentences of 85 people.
  • Says the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh is in technique of coordinating related repatriation from different areas of Saudi Arabia as effectively.

After 65 Pakistani prisoners had been efficiently introduced again from Saudi Arabia forward of Eid ul Adha, the federal government introduced that it’s working to carry 23 extra prisoners again to the nation, an announcement launched by the International Workplace stated Wednesday. 

“Consistent with the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh had been in touch with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to coordinate early launch and repatriation of these Pakistani nationals who’re serving their sentences overseas for minor offences,” the statement read.

Upon Pakistan’s request, a high-powered committee of Saudi authorities carried out a detailed review of Pakistanis imprisoned in the Riyadh region and waived off sentences of 85 individuals.

Upon waiver of sentences, the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh closely liaised with the relevant Saudi authorities to secure exit visas for these released individuals.

“As directed by the Prime Minister, we now have to this point repatriated 62 people out of a complete of 85, in order that they might have a good time Eid with their households in Pakistan. The remaining 23 might be repatriated as quickly as their exit visa course of is accomplished,” the statement said.

The Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh is in process of coordinating similar repatriation from other regions of Saudi Arabia as well.

“We’re grateful to King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for facilitating the Pakistanis working in Saudi Arabia,” the statement concluded. 

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

“On my directions, funds had been organized, and a particular flight introduced again 62 prisoners from KSA at present, in order that they might be again with their households for Eid,” the premier had stated in a tweet.

“Helping Pakistanis in prisons abroad and assisting in their return to Pakistan is my government’s commitment to our people,” PM Imran Khan had stated.

Minister for Info and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, lauding the premier, stated no different authorities had proven compassion for abroad Pakistanis like PM Imran Khan.

“The joy of [these] families is due to the prime minister’s efforts. Thousands of Pakistanis who were facing issues abroad have been brought back,” he had stated.

In Could, PM Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz had held delegation-level talks to debate bilateral ties and methods to additional strengthen cooperation.

In the course of the assembly, the 2 nations had additionally signed a number of agreements to reinforce bilateral cooperation within the fields of power, media, prisoners alternate, and others.

An settlement for the alternate of convicted prisoners was additionally signed between the 2 nations apart from one other settlement to counter the crimes.

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