1100 Pakistani prisoners will return from Saudi prisons: Sheikh Rasheed

The Nation  |  May 11, 2021

On Tuesday, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed shared details regarding transfer of Pakistani inmates languishing in Saudi jails to the country.

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that 1100 prisoners will be shifted to Pakistani jails from Saudi Arabia. He said that 30 others will not be brought back as 22 of them are blamed for their involvement in drug-related cases and eight others under murder charges.

He further said that they have sought Rs 1billion fund from Prime Minister Imran Khan in order to ensure the return of 2005 inmates involved in petty crimes.

The interior minister said that after an agreement with Saudi Arabia, Pakistanis jailed in the Kingdom over petty crime could be transferred to the country.

It is to be noted that Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday assured that the federal government would resolve all issues of Pakistani expatriates in Saudi Arabia on a priority basis.

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