In an unprecedented move, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia ordered Mohammad bin Salman to release more than 2,000 Pakistani prisoners in the prisons of his country.
The move comes at the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan on the second day of the Crown Prince’s visit to Pakistan.
Saudi Prince Orders to Release more than 2,000 Pakistani Prisoners in Saudi Jails
The minister of foreign affairs, mr. Shah Mehmood Qureshi and federal information minister Fawad Chaudhry announced the development on Monday.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince, Muhammad Bin Salman, has graciously agreed to release 2,107 Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabia with immediate effect. The cases of the rest will be reviewed.” The people of Pakistan are grateful for MHH to respond immediately. at the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan, “the Foreign Minister wrote.
HRH Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman has graciously agreed to free 2107 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.— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) February 18, 2019
Meanwhile, the information minister has 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.
As a sequel to Prime Minister of Pakistan request, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of KSA Mohammad Bin Salman has ordered the immediate release of 2107 Pakistani prisoners Saudi Jails. #CrownPrinceinPakisatan #KSAPakistanNewEra— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 18, 2019
It is worth mentioning here that Prime Minister Khan raised the issue of Pakistani prisoners in Saudi prisons during their first encounter with the Crown Prince last year, and then again on Sunday.
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