Pakistanis released from Saudi Arabia prisons return home

07:30 PM | 20 Jul, 2021
Pakistanis released from Saudi Arabia prisons return home
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ISLAMABAD – A total of 63 Pakistani prisoners, who were recently released by Saudi Arabia, arrived at Islamabad International Airport (IIA) on Tuesday, just a day before Eid al-Adha.

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Managing Director Dr Amer Sheikh received the freed persons at the Islamabad's airport along with senior officials of the organization and Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OPHRD).

According to the OPF spokesman, prison sentence of 63 Pakistani prisoners detained on minor drug related cases in Riyadh, was waived off by Saudi authorities on orders of its King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and due to persistent efforts of Pakistan Mission, Riyadh, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and OPHRD, and others.