Saudi Crown Prince gifts prisoners' release to India as well

07:45 PM | 21 Feb, 2019
Saudi Crown Prince gifts prisoners' release to India as well
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ISLAMABAD – While Pakistani nationals released from Saudi prisoners have started returning home, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the release of Indian prisoners from Saudi Arabian jails as well.

The Saudi crown prince issued the royal decree of the release of 850 Indian prisoners languishing in Saudi jails upon the request of their Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to the spokesperson of India's Ministry of External Affairs, the Saudi crown prince has also announced increasing the quota for Indian Hajj pilgrims by 2 lac persons upon the request of PM Modi.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani nationals released from Saudi prisoners have started returning home following Mohammed bin Salman’s order made during his first official state visit to Pakistan.

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Five Pakistani nationals reached home Thursday after being released from the Saudi jails.

A total of 2,107 Pakistani prisoners are being held in Saudi Arabia.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had raised the issue of Pakistani prisoners detained in Saudi jails during his meeting with the crown prince.

The crown prince on Sunday started his tour of South Asia and China with a two-day visit to Pakistan, where Riyadh and Islamabad signed agreements worth $20 billion.