- Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia early subsequent month from Could 7 to 9.
- The premier will probably be visiting the dominion on the invitation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
- “Hundreds of Pakistani prisoners will return to their country, says Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia early next month from May 7 to 9 where he will discuss the release of Pakistani prisoners languishing in jails there.
According to a news report published in Arab News, the premier will be visiting the kingdom on the invitation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s New Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Lieutenant General (retd) Bilal Akbar, in an interview with the Saudi media, said memorandums of understanding in three areas will be signed during the premier’s visit.
He said a meeting related to prisoners’ release will be held during PM Imran Khan’s visit whereas the release of prisoners will be expedited with Saudi Arabia’s cooperation.
He added that hundreds of prisoners will be released from jails in Saudi Arabia and return to Pakistan.
This is not the first time when PM Imran has raised the issue of Pakistani prisoners languishing in Saudi jails.
Back in February 2019, the premier had requested the Saudi crown prince to release Pakistani prisoners in Saudi jails during his visit to the country.
Following PM’s request, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman had ordered the release of 2,107 Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabia.
“We are setting up a helpline at the embassy which will work 24 hours a day,” stated the Pakistani ambassador, including that the Pakistani neighborhood in Saudi Arabia can use the helpline to speak the issues and points they’re going through within the kingdom.
As well as, a neighborhood service program will probably be launched to handle their considerations, added Lt Gen (retd) Bilal Akbar.
Confirming the prime minister’s go to, overseas workplace spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri throughout a weekly press briefing, had stated: “I can verify that Prime Minister Imran Khan will probably be endeavor an official go to to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the invitation of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, early subsequent month.”
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The publication, citing sources, said that during the visit, the prime minister will meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other Saudi leaders.
“Many MoUs and agreements are anticipated to be signed,” the supply stated, including that earlier than the prime minister’s journey, armed forces chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa will arrive within the kingdom on Could 4.
The prime minister will probably be accompanied by a number of members of the cupboard, which embody: International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Data Minister Fawad Chaudhry, the PM’s particular aide on the Center East, Tahir Ashrafi, and the PM’s adviser on local weather change, Malik Amin Aslam.